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Peculiarities of toponymic reflexes of Kazakhstan
Gulnara Boribayeva – Gulmira Madiyeva – Perizat Medetbekova – Kudaibergen Mambetov – Janiya Ingamova
DOI: 10.18355/XL.2018.11.01.29
Toponyms are considered as the certain ethnocultural text bearing relevant information on the historical past of nations, on the borders of their resettlement, on the cultural, trade and geographical centers, etc. Thus, the problem of forming a particular – toponymic – worldview is an urgent task of modern linguistics due to its ethnocultural significance and integrative status as toponymic mapping of the world around represents one of the backbone methods of verbalizing the reality. It reflects the correlation between historical and social, language and ethnocultural aspects of the development of the people. The name serves not only as means of naming objects, but also contains information about the historical and cultural development of a society in which various social processes proceed. The research work is directed at observing the place names, realizing the process of interpretation of these names from the point of metalinguistic consciousness and determining the results. It is obvious that toponymic names are met when we are on the way or make a trip to a neighboring town, village, mountain, rivers, and lakes. Every traveler tries to define the meaning of the names they faced. The reason for that may be just curiosity or subject tries to define the properties of a geographical object, sometimes to learn the history of the object. The article aims to describe the language process that happens between the perception of the toponyms considered a geographical object by an ordinary native speaker and their interpretation and reflection.

Key words: reflection, linguistic consciousness, toponymic reflection, ordinary consciousness, ordinary metalinguistic consciousness

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