Некоторые особенности языка российской политики

Title: Некоторые особенности языка российской политики
Transliterated title
Nekotoryje osobennosti jazyka rossijskoj politiki
Variant title:
  • Some specific featutes [i.e. features] of the language of Russia's politics
Source document: Новая русистика. 2008, vol. 1, iss. 1, pp. [21]-28
  • ISSN
    1803-4950 (print)
    2336-4564 (online)
Type: Article
License: Not specified license

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The sphere of politics always represents the struggle for power, and its victor, as a rule, has to master the art of verbal and other communication. The latest research demonstrated many times that the language of contemporary politics is a good example of permanent manipulation as a hidden impact of a certain group of individuals upon another, the falsification, masking or camouflage of reality reminding us of G. Orwell's newspeak. In contemporary Russia and Russian there are - according to the author of the present study - several types of such language means: 1. manipulative terms ("persons of Causcasian nationality" with purely negative connotations), 2. clichés ("extremism" - the shift of meaning towards "everything which is inimical to the ruling group"), 3. euphemisms (instead of a very unpopular word "reform" the use of "transformation", "improvement", "innovation" etc.), 4) political bilinguism (the normal language contra the language of politics as means of manipulations and falsifications), 5) "war of metaphors" (e. g. the use of martial or sport terms in the sphere of politics).
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