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Work ethics through the lens of American and British linguocultures: dominant cultural values 760


Ivanova S.V.
Doctor of Philology, Doctor of Philology at the Department of english philology of the faculty of Foreign Languages, Pushkin Leningrad State University, St.Petersburg, Russia

The article throws light on the peculiarities language consciousness functions and the way it reflects values of a certain linguocultural community. In particular, the article reveals the specificity of the verbalization of work ethics in American and British linguocultures. The language material testifies to deeply rooted discrepancies in the evaluative worldview of the cultures under study. If American culture considers work ethics as an indispensable part of a person’s life, the attitude to work in British culture is more complicated and ambiguous.

Keywords: linguoculture, language consciousness, language worldview, evaluative worldview, values, American culture, British culture.

Column: Intercultural Communication and Problems of Globalization: Psycho-, Socio- and Ethnolinguistics


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