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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Philological sciences" / 2016 № 1.


S.S. Gretskaya

discourse CONTEXT MODELS AND ETHNOCENTRISM. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2016, no. 1.


UDC Index: 81.42

Date of publication: 30.03.2016

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The article focuses on the relevance of enthnocentrism for context models constructed by authors producing discourse for in-group and out-group audiences, through the examples of the novel “Bigger than Ben, or a Russian Surprise for the Queen Mum” by S. Sakin and P. Tetersky and the feature film “Bigga than Ben” by S. Halewood. The paper marks out some verbal and non-verbal manifestations of ethnocentrism. Besides, a number of characters from the novel and their culture-specific transformations in the film caused by ethnocentrism are analyzed. Conclusions about the inevitable presence of ethnocentrism in context models, and hence in discourse, are made basing on qualitative and quantitative data acquired.

Key words

discourse, context, in-/out-group, ethnocentrism, cultural specificity of context models

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