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IJLLL 2020 Vol.6(4): 194-197 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2020.6.4.275

Gothic Bible through Emotive Ecolinguistics

Elena A. Sorokina

Abstract—The new branch of linguistics, emotive ecolinguistics, offers an analysis of the traditional material from a fresh perspective. It helps to examine the Gothic word gadrauhts in the texts of the Gothic Bible through emotivity and ecology. The analysis showed that the concept 'an ecological / non-ecological text' directly depends on the time of the text was written, the culture and tradition of the people. We found out that Gothic gadrauhts, whether a neologism or a rethought word from an existing one, could become a ‘balancing’ word for Wulfila. On the one hand, it belonged to the spiritual sphere. On the other hand, it did not contradict the traditional values of an ancient Germanic warrior. In other words, Gothic gadrauhts supposed to be ecological for both a Christian Goth and a pagan Goth, i.e., to be emotionally positive or neutral. As a result, we established that all contexts with Gothic gadrauhts were ecological since they did not oppose the ancient Germanic worldview and described Wulfila's ideas about the true soldier of Christ.

Index Terms—Ecological / non-ecological, emotive ecolinguistics, Gothic gadrauhts, the Gothic Bible.

Elena A. Sorokina is with Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Volgograd, Russia (e-mail: sorokinaelena8@gmail.com).


Cite:Elena A. Sorokina, "Gothic Bible through Emotive Ecolinguistics," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 194-197, 2020.

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