Danubius International Conferences, 4th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Danube and its Linguistic Representations as Reflected into Romanian Collective Mentality

Gina Necula
Last modified: 2014-06-02


As main natural border of Romania, Danube has always represented a highly valued symbol as reflected into patterns of thinking that eventually came to be used as patterns of speaking. Therefore, the North-Danubian population relates to the Danube using a set of linguistic clichés and our paper is intended as an inventory of such clichés as well as an analysis of particular grammatical structures with emotional relevance in the context. In fact, both lexical and grammatical structures are relevant for a particular pattern of subjective thinking as being shaped by the Romanian collective mentality.