PSYCHOLINGUISTIC ISSUES IN YAKUT LANGUAGE

Liudmila ZAMORSHCHIKOVA

The paper is aimed at investigating the ethnocultural specificity of traditional world view of Yakut speakers on the basis of associative verbal nets. The research is aimed at study of traditional world view through the free association experiment’s database realized in indigenous communities. The associative verbal nets reveal the peculiarities of spiritual and material culture, ethnic stereotypes of linguistic behavior, traditional beliefs and specificity of ethnic world view.

Keywords: psycholinguistics, free association experiment, associative-verbal nets, language consciousness, language identity, associative dictionary.