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SOURCE:   Philological Sciences. Issues of Theory and Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2011. № 3. P. 86-88. ISSN 1997-2911.
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Lyashenko Igor' Vladimirovich
Belgorod State University

Abstract. The author considers one of the actual problems of cross-cultural communication - the use of ethnophaulisms in modern informational space of English-speaking countries and describes such reasons of ethnic nicknames use as comic effect creation, tradition honoring and cultural ignorance by the example of concrete situations.
Key words and phrases: этнофолизм, этническое прозвище, кросс-культурное пространство, язык этнических конфликтов, стереотип, фольклор, культурное невежество, ethnophaulism, ethnic nickname, cross-cultural space, language of ethnic conflicts, stereotype, folklore, cultural ignorance.
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