Proverbs and cultural consonance

Fanany, Rebecca and Fanany, Ismet 2016, Proverbs and cultural consonance, Proverbium: yearbook of international proverb scholarship, vol. 33, pp. 121-142.

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Title Proverbs and cultural consonance
Author(s) Fanany, RebeccaORCID iD for Fanany, Rebecca
Fanany, Ismet
Journal name Proverbium: yearbook of international proverb scholarship
Volume number 33
Start page 121
End page 142
Total pages 22
Publisher University of Vermont
Place of publication Burlington, Vt.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0743-782X
Keyword(s) cultural consonance
cultural model
Summary The proverbs that are known and used in a given language bysome group of interest provide insight into the values, perceptions andexperiences of the users. These aspects of collective knowledge contribute to a cultural model that is specific to the group in question. Increasingly, gaps in cultural consonance, the extent to which actual experience conforms to the expectations formed by a person’s cultural model, are observed to contribute to wellbeing, psychological and physical health. This article considers the ways in which proverbs contribute to cultural models and how models generated in this way can serve as a baseline for the study of cultural consonance. Examples are provided from American English and Malay, which serve as a comparison with each other as well as with new cultural models disseminated by the media.
Language eng
Field of Research 200322 Comparative Language Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950203 Languages and Literature
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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