The authoress reconstructs traditional and contemporary images of work on the basis of Russian peasant dialectal vocabulary. A special role in the images is played by people's attitude to work, which exhibit an internal axiological coherence. One of the fundamental principles of forming a judgment of a person is based on that person's attitude to work, talents, ability and willingness to work. Linguistic pictures of a hard-working person and a lazybones, then, become an etalon and reflect the stereotype of work characteristic of the speakers of a given dialect, positive and negative judgments of people's attitude to work. The authoress reconstructs the concept of work by introducing the parameters of the speed, the result or the scope of work, the working subject, the relationships between the working people, the kinds of work or work vs. other forms of activity.
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