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Myth and Kazakh Mythology: Retrospective Analysis and Prospects of Research


  • Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abai, 050010, Almaty, Dostyk Ave. 13, Kazakhstan


Background/Objectives: The only source of various mythic ideas is the living word with its metaphorical and consonant expressions. To show the necessity and naturalness of myths’ creation one has to refer to the language history. Methods/Statistical analysis: The model of reality perception fixed in language makes a linguistic view of the world. The present paper considers some matters of mythology development history, scientific approaches that can be applied thereto, and also the matters of history of Kazakh’s linguistic view of the world development by means of mythology reflected in the language. Besides, the paper reveals the term of myth and its properties to represent national history, language and the nation’s spiritual world. There is a brief analysis concerning researches of Kazakh myth, meaning of mythological symbols and words and patterns of their use. Findings: The only source of various mythic ideas is the living word with its metaphorical and consonant expressions. To show the necessity and naturalness of myths’ creation one has to refer to the language history. Learning of languages in different periods of their development by survive historic monuments of literature lead philologists to the fair conclusion that material perfection of language is in the reverse ratio to its historical destinies: the more ancient the studied epoch of language, the richer its material and forms; the more evident losses that human speech suffers in its structure. In this regard Kazakh mythology for future generations is prominent historical value to learn language, history and believes. Applications/Improvements: It’s important that linguistic means for mythological world-view reflection used in Kazakh myths are yet more proof of the richness and omnitude of our national language, and without doubt can be an object of new researches.


Characters of Myths, Concepts, Linguistic View of the World, Mythology, Scientific Approaches, Symbols.

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