National and cultural specifics of nicknames based on Internet discourse
Assel Imayo – Aktoty Raimkulova – Galiya Begembetova – Zhaksygeldy Ilyassov – Aizada Nussupova
This article analyzes the national characteristics of nickname anthroponyms practiced in English and American ethnolinguistics and linguoculture.
The bases of the national-cultural marking of nicknames are determined. Their status in the language and society, in diachrony and synchrony, is described. Their semantics and functional-pragmatic potential are considered. In addition, the article deals with the problems of the modern status of nicknames as secondary unofficial names, which is a consequence of the development of means of linguistic identity of a person in society. The result was a division of anthroponyms into official and unofficial names based on the opposition "primary - secondary".
Key words: English, anthroponymy, nicknames, language and culture, linguistics, ethnolinguistics, national and cultural features