Child’s Language Research Centre of RTTEMA, Riga, Latvia
University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Onomasticon is one of most relevant nominal systems of language. The system reflects ways and methods for individual naming of objects, realias meaningful for an ethnos. For studying a nation’s language world, anthroponyms and toponyms are especially important because a word is an object for studying an ethnos’ conscious reality, a nation’s world perception. A child acquires the concept of functional nuances of a proper name in a family; however it is important that pupils’ attention during the learning process be drawn both to situational conditionality of use of proper names, and the principles of its choice and traditions in the native and other cultures. Likewise the pupil should acquire knowledge of norms of choosing the word’s official or unofficial variants and skills of using them in communication. A pupil should also form the concept that choice of a variant, which does not correspond to the situational standard may cause communication difficulties. This in turn means that the mentioned aspects should be taken into account at developing contents of teaching aids.
Aim of the study
The aim of the research was to examine the role of onyms in 3rd grade teaching aids, what proper nouns get the child’s attention, how the origin and ethnic-cultural connotation is revealed because especially at this stage, pupils should form a concept of proper nouns under the standard of basic education of the Latvian language. Lasīt vairāk "Onyms in Teaching Aids for 3rd Grade and Child’s World Perception"