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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 475-480
DOI: 10.12691/EDUCATION-6-5-17
Research Article

The Sematic Fields of Elephant in Ede’s Epics

Nguyen Thi Quynh Tho1,

1Pedagogy department, Tay Nguyen University, Dak Lak, Vietnam

Pub. Date: April 27, 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Educational Research in Vietnam: From Fundamentals to Application)

Cite this paper

Nguyen Thi Quynh Tho. The Sematic Fields of Elephant in Ede’s Epics. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(5):475-480. doi: 10.12691/EDUCATION-6-5-17

Abstract

In Ede’s epics, elephants are the animals which appear with high frequency compared to other animals. Elephants are considered as a model in the material and spiritual life of the Ede people. Therefore, this article will study the sematic fields “elephants”. In order to conduct the study, the first step was to do the statistics about all the datas related to “elephants” in the six epics (Anh em Klu Kla, Dăm Băng Mlan, Sum Lum, Hbia Mlin, Dam Yi cut Calamus Tetradacylus, Mdrong Dăm). When considering the semantic fields of “elephant”, we consider the collection of all words about “elephant” as a symbolism fields: the name associated with elephant’s features, the elephant’s body parts, the elephant’s activities and the effect of human’s activities on elephants. From the result we isolate it into sub-fields, giving quantitative statistics, on the basis of qualitative observations, thereby highlighting the elephant's cultural value of Ede people’s lives.

Keywords

elephants, epic, E de, typical symbol

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