Journal of fundamental and applied researches

Словарь культурной грамотности Хирша как отражение этнокультурной картины мира

2012. №4, pp. 39-45

Erantseva Maria A. - post-graduate student, Astrakhan State University, 414056, Russia, Astrakhan, Tatischev St., 20а,

The present article is devoted to the analysis of the dictionary of cultural literacy, published by American professor E.D. Hirsch. The author attempts to research the essence and the role of new phenomena in the linguistic sphere – cultural literacy and find out the onomastikons, which are well-known to the most of the literate Americans.

Key words: cultural literacy,onomastikon,background knowledge,crosscultural communication,E.D. Hirsh.