Professional linguistic personality: On the establishment of a typological passport


The issue of studying the “language personality” has been the focus of modern linguistic research in linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and pragmalinguistics. The concept of the “language personality”, developed by Yu. N. Karaulov, is considered to be the most important kind of personality. In recent years, the concept of the language personality, introduced into Russian linguistics by V. V. Vinogradov and forgotten for a long period of time, has been blossoming again, reflecting the general trend in the social sciences and humanities. The object of our study is the professional language personality of forestry workers. The article deals with anthropological aspects of studying the language personality, defines such concepts, as “individual”, “personality”, “language personality”, “professional language personality”, and describes the structure of the professional language personality. An analysis of the three-level structure of the language personality is illustrated by the examples from the Russian language of forestry. As an illustrative material Internet forums are used, where professional forestry workers communicate. It contains examples from precedent texts of loggers, foresters, etc., as well as news sites from various Internet sources. The author of the article presents the works of her predecessors to demonstrate that her research belongs to the mainstream of the Kazan sociological school.

Key words: 

language personality, professional language, forestry discourse, structure of linguistic professional personality, verbal-semantic level.

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