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Folk Tales as Genre in Georgian and English Folklore

The article deals with the most popular and significant genre of Georgian and English folklore – a folk tale. It reviews first of all the definition of folk tales, the structure of Georgian and English folk tales as a genre of folklore. It discusses the anthropomorphic figures as a symbol of evil and kindness. The aim of our research is to consider the peculiarities of the Georgian and English folk tales, show differences of these folk tales through comparison.
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The Equivalence and Non-equivalence of Proverbs Across Cultures

The aim of the present study is to examine whether or not proverbs, culturally-related medium of communication, are equivalent across cultures. The proverbs compared are derived from Indonesian and English cultures, as two distinct cultures. Fifteen Indonesian proverbs and fifteen English proverbs have been compared to prove whether or not they are equivalent in terms of meaning, linguistic form and culture. The proverbs are collected from a list of well-known Indonesian and English proverbs. Since almost the thirty proverbs are expressed in metaphorical meaning and since Indonesian is still foreign to many International readers the literal meaning of lexical items found in the proverbs have been glossed in brackets followed by the explanation of the metaphorical meaning of the thirty proverbs. Ten Indonesian proverbs are found to be equivalent in terms of meaning to ten English proverbs. In terms of linguistic structure they are almost equivalent that is they are expressed mostly in sentence structure. But they are different in the use of lexical items that constitute the proverbs. Five Indonesian proverbs are found to be nonequivalent to five of English in terms of meaning and the lexical items used to build the metaphor. Thus it is found out that fifteen Indonesian proverbs are equivalent to fifteen English proverbs and five Indonesian proverbs are found to be nonequivalent to five English proverbs.
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The emergence of social media is an innovation that came into existence to bridge the barrier of physical distance between family and friends. This study examines the Twitter ban in Nigeria: a metaphor for impediment on uses and gratification theory. The cross-sectional survey research design method was adopted for this study and an online structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The study population is 120 active social media users. The Stratified random sampling method was used. Using Krejcie Morgan's sample size determination, the sample size was 92 Twitter users. Data collected were analyzed using Simple Percentages as a statistical tool. The findings revealed that the Twitter ban in Nigeria is truly an impediment to the uses and gratification theory. Also, Nigerians depend largely on Twitter to gratify their everyday needs; but with this new law, there is a gap in the need gratification of Nigerians. Twitter is a social media platform designed for the public to freely express themselves while staying connected; it is therefore recommended that the Nigerian government should not overlook the actual purpose of the platform in a bid to create an impression.
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