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Speech Genres

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Zhelvis V. I. The name calling communication genre: German vs. Russian names of human body parts as a source of derogatory idioms. Speech Genres, 2015, no. 1(11), pp. 85-92. DOI: 10.18500/2311-0740-2015-1-11-85-92

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811.112.2’38+811.161.1’38

The name calling communication genre: German vs. Russian names of human body parts as a source of derogatory idioms

Autors: 
Zhelvis Vladimir Ilyich, Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University named after K.D.Ushinsky
Abstract: 

Research is made of different means of name calling. Under examination is derogatory attitudes between German and Russian vocabularies.  Close connections are established between the  body,  waste and moral qualities of the person. These relations are nationally specific, which allows one to define a number of ethnic preferences characteristic of the nations analyzed. Such preferences are illustrated by a relation of Russian invectives based on sexual matters (mat) hurled at their German counterparts The text of the article is subdivided into such paragraphs, as head, mouth, nose, gullet, neck, skin, genitals, anus, feces, emissions of gases, etc.

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Received: 
08.02.2015
Accepted: 
10.04.2015
Published: 
08.06.2015