Keywords: concept, picture of the world, homocentrism, opposition, concept, mentality.


Reflecting inter- / intra-ethnic relations, the opposition “ OWN — ALIEN ” is associated with such psychological phenomena as the formation of ethnic (national) self-awareness, social behavior, and many others. Other representations associated with such a contrast, their oppositional nature are caused by the process of formation, development and change in the relationship of people with the world of real objects, the characteristics of the person’s perception of these relationships, their assessment and the formation of a program for further interactions.

Opposition “ OWN — ALIEN ” can manifest itself at different levels of the linguistic system (since it is not just a phenomenon of language, but linguistic consciousness), as well as in verbal and non-verbal forms. Features of intercultural differences, reflected in language and consciousness, are becoming one of the most relevant areas currently being developed in linguoculturology. The interconnection of culture, national identity and language is manifested in the basic meanings (concepts) of each culture.

The article presents an attempt to systematize and describe information obtained from various sources and thereby come closer to understanding the content of one of the main cultural constants of the English language.

The object of the study is the linguistic consciousness of native speakers of English in its ethnocultural aspect in the matter of becoming an opposition of one's own - another's.

The choice of the subject of research is the opposition "" OWN — ALIEN as one of the main cultural constants.

Purpose of the article: to describe the cultural and psychological features of the opposition in question and determine the conditions for its occurrence


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How to Cite
Shepel, Y. (2020). A HISTORICAL VIEW OF THE OPPOSITION "OWN — ALIEN" IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PICTURE OF THE WORLD. Linguistics. Lingvoculturology, (15), 80-90. Retrieved from https://lingvodnu.com/index.php/journal/article/view/201