POSH AND SMART AS THE UPPER CLASSES PERCEPTION INDEXES
Ivushkina Tat'yana Aleksandrovna Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)
Abstract. The article discovers how the most frequent words "posh" and "smart" in the book by Ch. Jennings "People Like Us. A Season among the Upper Classes" (1998) transfer the middle classesТ perception of the British upper classes. Relying on the researches and developed methodology in the sphere of relation studies the author provides an analysis of the two lexical units and identifies the full range of aristocratism features, which provoke negative attitude (envy and anger) on the part of the middle class representatives due to the upper classes segregation.
Key words and phrases: отношение, средние классы, высшие классы, литература, posh, smart, attitude, middle classes, upper classes, literature, posh, smart.
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Baker C. Attitudes and Language // Language in Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Vol. 22. No 4. Dec. P. 559-564.