Kovrigina E.A. The History of an Illness: Hiccups and Hiccups People (based on the dialects Arkhangelsk region)
The article discusses the phenomenon of ikota (hiccups) in North Russian dialects in the Arkhangelsk region. Research is based on the Arkhangelsk Regional Dictionary and data of expeditions in Arkhangelsk region. Ikota is a social and cultural phenomenon which has a special manifestation in the language of North Russian dialects speakers. The paper shows a relationship between mythical thinking of North Russian locals and their views on social, material, cultural and ritual practices.
dialect, ikota, linguistic picture of the world, North Russian dialects, Arkhangelsk dialects