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DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2014/B11/S1.075

VARIABILITY OF VALUE SYSTEM REPRESENTATION IN BILINGUAL MENTAL LEXICON DEPENDING ON THE LANGUAGE IN USE

Dr. E. Erofeeva
Saturday 1 November 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2014, www.sgemsocial.org , SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-22-3 / ISSN 2367-5659, September 1-9, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 1, 577-584 pp

ABSTRACT
The paper deals with structure variability of the interconnected values “country”, “ethnos”, “religion”, and relations between them in bilingual consciousness depending on the language of value representation. The research material is informants’ reactions in directed chain associative test. The test was carried out with bilinguals (Komi-Permyaks and Bashkirs; for each group the test was run in two languages). Qualitative and quantitative features of the semantic word groups, representing the values under study were analyzed. Research results demonstrate that the values’ structure and their hierarchy in bilingual language consciousness depend on ethnic group of bilinguals as well as on the language of value system representation. The work is realized by the support of the RGNF grant, project № 13-14-59004 a/U.

Keywords: value system, bilingualism, linguistic consciousness, mental lexicon