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Ананасы в шампанском (о культурной семантике еды)
Pineapples in champagne (about the cultural semantics of eating)

Author(s): Oleg Fedoszov
Subject(s): Lexis, Semantics, Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: semantics; Russian; cultural information; cultural connotation; phraseological image; idiomaticity; food names;

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with some food names in Russian (апельсин, ананас) within the framework of linguoculturological approach. The aim of this study is to analyze the main tendencies prevailing in the semantic adaptation of these loanwords that entered the Russian language in the 18th century. The first part is devoted to the conditions of appearance of these words in Russian culture and their semantic characteristics. The second part contains the description of semantic shifts that occur during the formation of cultural connotations of orange and pineapple. The author also demonstrates the manner in which semantic shifts can be used to describe a huge amount of cultural knowledge or cultural information. Proceeding from the notion of “cultural memory”, I set out to show that the phraseological meaning is a complex structure including semantic information and its conceptual basis. In my study, I would like to demonstrate what processes go on during its actualization in idiomaticity. The analysis is conducted on the basis of data found in the Russian National Corpus.

  • Issue Year: 62/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 371-386
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Russian