Semantic Analysis of the Terms of Generational Theory


  • MARIAM ADAMYAN Yerevn Bryusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences




The generational theory, created by William Strauss and Neil Howe, describes a theorized recurring generation cycle in American history. The theory discusses different values of people who grew up in different historical periods. The basis of the theory was introduced in the book named "Generations" (1991), which helped popularize the idea that people of a certain age group tend to share a particular set of beliefs, attitudes, values, and behaviors, as they grew under the same historical conditions. Hence, human values are formed not only because of upbringing but also under the influence of social facts, the entire context, in which the person grows up. The aforementioned is highly important in the context of cognitive science, especially in cognitive linguistics, since linguosemiotic analysis of the age groups, their verbalization, brings some clarity on the basis of the theory.



How to Cite

ADAMYAN, M. . (2021). Semantic Analysis of the Terms of Generational Theory. Bulletin of Yerevan University B: Philology, 9(2(26).