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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Linguistics" / 2013 № 4.


E.I. Abramova, V.V. Oshchepkova

Realia which denote elements of Celtic culture in English. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2013, no. 4.


UDC Index: 81.2

Date of publication: 27.11.2013

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The article analyses realia (words, word combinations, phrases and sentences) which denote elements of Celtic culture. It considers main groups of such realia: those which contain in their structure components referring them to a certain linguoculture; English lexemes which nominate a phenomenon or an object existing in other territories of the country but having acquired special importance for a certain linguoculture; English lexemes which denote phenomena unique for one of the Celtic cultures and a group of realia which nominate elements of Celtic culture by Celtic words, word combinations and sentences. A thematic classification of 15 groups of realia is offered and peculiarities of functioning in the text of some of them are shown.

Key words

realia, classification of realia, element of culture, linguoculture, formal/informal communication.

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