The relative character of the concept norm (a case study of Russian and English)

Volume 3, Number 1, 2018, P. 16–21


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The article is devoted to the study of the concept of «норма / norm» in the Russian and English world views. It specifies relativity as a dominating feature of the concept. The language data directly relevant to the concept of norm and pointing out its relative character are analyzed. It is proved that the study of the concept of norm allows to describe specific features of the orientational function of language.


norm, concept, relativity, context, communication, orientational function of language, consensual area


Anna B. Dzyuba, a Senior Lecturer of Foreign Languages Department for Engineering Fields of Study no. 1, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Irkutsk, Russia

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Dzyuba A.B. The Relative Character of the Concept Norm (A Case Study of Russian and English) // Social Competence. 2018, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 16–21. (In Russian).


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