Document Type : Original Article


1 M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University, Kazakhstan

2 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan


The article examined the cognitive and linguistic features of the “altyn/gold” concept in Kazakh and English paremiology. The importance of the analysis of paremias in recognition of the concept is related to the fact that these proverbs provide the main value orientations of each people, and they appear as a type of condensed national cultural texts. As a result of the study, differences in phraseological units of the Kazakh and English languages in the interpretation of the concept of altyn/gold were revealed from the analysis of linguocreative, pragmatic, and linguocultural factors. The cognitive nature of culturally marked linguistic units, which determine the cultural character of the two nations in the linguistic image of the world, was determined by studying Kazakh linguistic and cultural knowledge and the “gold” component of the English national identity within the framework of the linguoconceptual paradigm of paremias.