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Teksty kulturoznawcze w słownikach lingwokulturologicznych (na przykładzie języka rosyjskiego)
Culture studies texts in linguocultural dictionaries (a case study of the Russian language)

Author(s): Joanna Olechno-Wasiluk
Subject(s): Applied Linguistics
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: text; culture; culture studies text; lexicography; linguocultural studies; linguocultural dictionaries;entry;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents a new type of lexicographic publications, that is linguocultural dictionaries, with focus on their application in the teaching process. Entries in linguocultural dictionaries contain information which is important from the perspective of the presented culture as it describes artefacts of culture, figures important in history and culture, traditions and customs of the given nation. Such entries very often reflect the values common to the nation whose language students are learning, bringing them closer to its mentality. Information found in the entries of the dictionaries analysed in the article helps students to use the foreign language properly, that is in line with the way a typical representative of its culture interprets the world. Understanding the mentality of a given community makes it possible for the learner to move in its cultural space more confidently.

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 385-393
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish