paremiology


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paroemiology, paremiology

the study of proverbs. — paroemiologist, paremiologist, n.
See also: Proverbs
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"Proverbs and Foreign Language Teaching." Introduction to Paremiology. A Comprehensive Guide to Proverb Studies.
Indeed, at the heart of Plaatje's enterprise there appears to repose the quest for what he terms: the authentic linguistic roots and identity of a Motswana or "bonontlho joa medi ea Secoana [...] sa Mocoana" (Plaatje, Diane 6-7) realized through understanding one's own cultural identity encompassed in the paremiology heritage.