Han Zhiping – Postgraduate student of the Department of the Russian Language and Literature at Blagoveschensk State Pedagogical University.
In the conditions of the rapidly growing cooperation between Russia and China, the interaction of both countries in multi-cultural environment is of primary importance. Problems of misunderstanding, communicative failures and inter-cultural conflicts determined by significant cultural differences cause several non-corresponding reactions of representatives of different ethnicities. The article presents some results of research of associative reactions towards the verbal stimulus “bird”. The associative lacunae, which reflect national cultural and language identity of Russian and Chinese ethnicities, are singled out and described.
association, zoonyme, connotation, ethnicity, lacuna, language consciousness, national specifics, symbol, stimulus.