« 2019. № 5 (149)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2019, № 5 (149), 1286—1290

UDK 811.161.2’243:37.02

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2019.05.1286



ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3816-6164

Сandidate of Philological Sciences

Research Associate of International Institute of Education,

Culture and Relations with the Diaspora

Lviv Polytechnic National University

32А, Stepan Bandera Str., 79013, Lviv, Ukraine

e-mail: oksana_trumko@ukr.net

Abstract. The use of a communicative approach in teaching Ukrainian as a foreign language necessitates studying the peculiarities of the implementation of various communicative intentions in Ukrainian language. The purpose of this article is to clarify the issue of teaching empathy in a foreign language audience, particularly it addresses the communicative prerequisites for the realization, lexical and grammatical devices of expressing apology, comfort, compliment and sympathy — communicative intentions aimed at improving the interlocutor’s psychological and emotional state. The following research methods were used to achieve the goal: descriptive, comparative, lexical-semantic methods and contextual analysis.

Results. It has been established that the expression of the communicative intention of apology occurs when the speaker has worsened the addressee’s psychoemotional state. The expressions of comfort and sympathy are intended to improve the addressee’s psychoemotional state formed by external factors. The compliment aims to please a recipient.

To express empathy, at the lexical level speakers use evaluative, emotional, and abstract vocabulary, proverbs and sayings, persistent phrases, endearing addresses, adverbs, exclamations, and particles. At the syntactic level, the content of communicative intentions is filled by performatives and imperatives, simple / common simple, one-member and complex sentences, interrogative and rhetorical sentences, inversions.

Conclusions. Thus, foreigners, learning Ukrainian as a foreign language at the level of B2, should learn specific features of the realization of empathy in the Ukrainian language at both pragmatic and linguistic levels, which provide adequate linguistic and behavioral response in the Ukrainian-speaking linguocultural space.

Keywords: methodology of teaching Ukrainian as a foreign language, empathy, apology, comfort, compliment, sympathy, communicative intention, linguistic devices.

Received 10.10.2019


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