NEW FASHION CONCEPTS AND THEIR TERMINOLOGY
FOR THE LSP LEARNERS
Valentina Kudashina1, Nonna Smirnova2*
1Ph.D. in Philology, Associate Professor, Don State Technical University, Technological Institute of Service, RUSSIA, firstname.lastname@example.org
2Ph.D. in Philology, Associate Professor, Don State Technical University, Technological Institute of Service, RUSSIA, email@example.com
The successful study of a foreign language in the LSP aspect ("language for specific purposes”) implies the acquisition of relevant terminology generally accepted in the professional language. Fashion in its various manifestations is a multifaceted phenomenon of the modern globalized world. The students studying Fashion Design and Technology should be able to track and analyze significant changes in the complex world of their future profession. Several new concepts and trends have arisen within the global fashion industry over the last thirty years (sustainable fashion, conscious fashion, etc.). The authors are interested in the linguistic side of these social phenomena which are relatively new and not well-known to everyone. As the world of fashion and its conceptual sphere are extremely changeable, they constantly generate new ideas and realities. This process is naturally reflected at the lexical level: new language units are emerging to denote the new. Within a comparatively short period of their existence, the new phenomena acquired their glossary and terminology which reflect certain processes, making up the whole phenomenon of conscious/sustainable fashion in general. The new terminology cannot be considered as well-established yet, as evidenced by the expressed reflection of both English and Russian speakers upon their word usage. The article deals with the main terms of the "conscious fashion" thematic group as one of the layers of the English lexis necessary for the Fashion Design and Technology students.
Keywords: Language for specific purposes, Fashion Design and Technology students, new concepts and trends in fashion, terminology, misunderstanding, sustainable fashion, the terms of the "conscious fashion" thematic group.
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