Olesia Yehorova, Iryna Tretiak. Actualization of drinking culturein the english-speaking worldview.
Keywords:drinking culture, English-speaking worldview, lexico-semantic field, lexico-semantic group.
The article approaches the phenomenon of drinking culture from the standpoints of both social security and linguoculture. It suggests a brief historical overview of European drinking. For a better understanding of how drinking culture is conceptualized and categorized in the English-speaking worldview, the study identifies a system of means that feature the notion of drinking culture in the English language. The objective is gained through modeling a lexico-semantic field which constitutes the units of different parts of speech that correlate with one fragment of reality and have common elements of semantics.
Within the modeled lexico-semantic field “drinking” 10 lexico-semantic groups are identified; main characteristics of this field are designated. Among those are structuredness and systematic character, hierarchical ordering, core–periphery organization, internal distribution into lexico-semantic groups with fuzzy boundaries, the relative independence of the field, the existence of synonymic, antonymic and associative connections between the elements of the field etc.