Linguacultural Type of an “Intellectual” in the Western European and Russian World View

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


2018, Vol. 4. №1

Linguacultural Type of an “Intellectual” in the Western European and Russian World View

For citation: Bobyreva Ye. V., Dmitrieva O. A. 2018. “Linguacultural Type of an ‘Intellectual’ in the Western European and Russian World View”. Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates, vol. 4, no 1, pp. 29-42. DOI: 10.21684/2411-197X-2018-4-1-29-42

About the authors:

Yekaterina V. Bobyreva, Dr. Sci. (Philol.), Professor, Department of English Language, Volgograd State Social Pedagogical University;

Olga A. Dmitrieva, Dr. Sci. (Philol.), Professor, Department of Russian as a Foreign Language, Volgograd State Social Pedagogical University;


At present, the theory of linguistic and cultural types has been developing rapidly: its emergence was stipulated by the anthropocentric revolution in the field of humanities. This article suggests modeling of the linguacultural type of an “intellectual” in the German, British, and Russian linguacultures. Although this type can be found in a number of linguacultures, it can be referred to an ethnospecific type: firstly, it can be absent in some linguacultures; secondly, it has specific forms of realization in each particular case.

This study presents a comparative review of linguacultural type of an “intellectual” in the Russian, British, and German linguacultures, using the semantic, interpretative and comparative methods of analysis. The object of analysis is conceptual, imagery, perceptual, and value characteristics of the considered type in the above-mentioned linguacultures. For the practical material, the authors have used texts of different genres and internet resources. Modeling of linguacultural types and their comparison in different linguacultures is warranted as it allows to identify similarities and differences of the latter, as well as in general. The conducted analysis of the linguacultural type of an “intellectual” allows to speak about the existence of a conceptual gap because, in spite of a number of similar features, the type of an “intellectual” in the Russian linguaculture differs from other linguacultures, in its value characteristics in particular.


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