Realizing Cultural Component of Worldviews in Languages (Russian and English)

Elena D. Goncharova


The paper considers the interrelation of culture, worldview and language. The cultural differences are acknowledged from the philosophic point of view and determine/are determined by the worldview. The worldview differences predispose the Russian and English national characters and are reflected in the languages: lexis, grammar and speech practices. Vocabulary as the most vulnerable aspect of language registers the changes first. On the basis of the author’s classification of new vocabulary concepts some changes in the Russian worldview and language are treated as a result of the English culture and language influence.


national worldview; zero concept; quazi-concept; true concept; cultural differences; linguistic differences

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