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Symbiotic Trauma Among Children Growing Up in Migrant Worker Families: Psycholinguistic Aspect
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 Abstract. The article is dedicated to the problem of adolescents growing up in families where parents have emigrated for working reasons. The theoretical part and the summary of the study are based on the theory of symbiotic trauma by F. Ruppert. Ruppert’s theory of the symbiotic trauma is one of the key theories explaining the mechanism of trauma and is based on symbiotic needs disorder. Long term labour migration of parents is a traumatic situation for the whole family, both spouses and children. The connection between long-term absence of parents for labour migration reasons and the occurrence of trauma among adolescents is analysed in the article in the context of F. Ruppert’s theory of symbiotic trauma. The experimental part is based on the narrative approach. The comparative analysis of the results of the narration of adolescents from different types of families is represented in this part. Great attention is paid to the analysis of narration of teenagers whose parents are working emigrants. The fragments of narration of adolescents whose parents are emigrant workers are introduced here and they express a vivid symbiotic need of teenagers from the families with a syndrome of migratory separation. 

Keywords: symbiotic trauma, family, emigration, adolescence, narration, psycholinguistic aspect.

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