LEXICAL DIFFERENCES IN VARIETIES OF ENGLISH FROM THE DISCURSIVE PERSPECTIVE (TRANSLATED BY THE AUTHOR)
Rassokha M. N.
Rassokha, Marina Nikolaevna – Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor, Department of the History of English Language, Institute of Foreign Languages, Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok).
The paper focuses on lexical differences in discursive practices of British and American language communities. The strategy of emphasizing differences in vocabulary within the discourse on English ownership is explored along with some discursive techniques of metalinguistic commentary. These are viewed as a means of translating a separate language identity.
Key words: British and American varieties of English, discourse on language ownership, discursive strategy of emphasizing lexical differences, metalinguistic commentary, language identity.