On the professional usage of person anglicisms and their prototypes in the language of economics

Authors: Troufanova N.O. Published: 15.04.2015
Published in issue: #2(28)/2015  
DOI: 10.18698/2306-8477-2015-2-233  
Category: Technological aspects of the engineering education | Chapter: Philology. Linguistics  
Keywords: terminology, language for specific purposes (LSP), sociolinguistic analysis, borrowing and calquing

The article describes the comparative sociolinguistic research aimed at revealing some common and distinguishing features in the terminological competence of the Russian and English-speaking business communication participants. It analyses conceptual view and the actual usage of anglicisms denoting persons in Russian as well as their equivalents in the source language. A range of issues including the differences in structural and semantic characteristics of economic terminological systems in Business English and Russian, posing major translation challenges, and cause problems in vocabulary acquisition is introduced. The results of the study may be useful in developing training terminological dictionaries and methodological guidelines to the Business English course.

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