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General and Professional Education
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The article views an alternative method of a foreign language immersion – by applying lyrics of popular foreign songs in the process of studying a foreign language in schools and universities. Analysed are linguoculturological bases of the foreign language learning method, periods in the development of the American song genre. The article proves the importance of musical genre while cognizing foreign culture, the function of the lyrics as a means of storing and transferring culture. It also reveals the basic moral values, cultural traditions, models of behavior and relations in the American society nowadays. On the example of the linguoculturological analysis of some popular American songs the linguocultural potential of the song genre is represented as a means of learning a foreign language and profound understanding foreign culture.

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linguoculture, concept, methods of linguoculture, linguistics, culture, lyrics, song


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