Psychoglosses of the civilizational identity of Russian students (based on large-scale associative experiments)

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On the basis of synchronous-diachronic approach, the paper proposes and substantiates specific methods of analysing the experimentally obtained associative-verbal data within the framework of a complex task of making a dynamic associative-verbal model for semantic accentuations of the Russian linguistic personality. Such a problem statement became possible with the accumulation of a sufficiently large and representative associative-verbal material within a few decades of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries. The author deals with the methods of analysis at the level of associative fields of individual language items (verbal stimuli), that is, at the micro level in the structural organisation of the associative-verbal network. Also, the author develops the conceptual and categorical basis necessary for the implementation of these techniques in order to identify more or less stable and regular semantic accentuations. The latter can be interpreted as motivational and pragmatic dominant vectors against the background of statistical computer processing of large amounts of associative-verbal data (macro level). Scientific and methodological issues are considered on the humanitarian material of the actual for the Russian society identification dynamics of young Russians within three generations. In particular, some psychoglosses marking the civilizational identity have been discovered via comparison of the associative fields «Soviet», «russian», and «rossijsky (russian)». The author studies the semantic accentuations testifying to the orientation of the semantic dominants of the Russian language personality associated with the discussed verbal language items in chronologically successive periods. The data obtained can be interpreted in terms of interaction between the dimensions of ethnization of social and linguistic processes and the peculiarities of civil and civilizational (super ethnic socio-cultural) identification of Russians. The results of the author’s observations converge with the data obtained in other interdisciplinary (ethnosociological, ethnopolitological, etc.) studies on other empirical material.

Translated title of the contributionПсихоглоссы, маркирующие цивилизационную идентификацию российских студентов (по материалам массовых ассоциативных экспериментов)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-273
Number of pages19
JournalSibirskii Filologicheskii Zhurnal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018




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