POLITICALLY CORRECT EUPHEMISMS IN RUSSIAN AND ENGLISH LEXICOGRAPHIC PRACTICE
Nelli Isidorovna Serkova – Doctor of Philology, Professor, Professor of English Philology and Intercultural Communication Department at Far Eastern State University of Humanities.
This paper presents a comparative study of a separate stratum of language worldview represented by euphemisms in Russian and English dictionaries. We examine, in particular, the major options lexicographers make in the treatment of primary and secondary RACE / ETHNIC euphemisms. This stratum demonstrates more diversity than universality for the two nations – Russia and the USA – as determined by socio-historic, conceptual and linguistic factors.
comparative study, language worldview, euphemism, race / ethnic names, primary and secondary nominations, political correctness.