Political Discourse as Object of Linguistic Analysis

DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2004.03.13
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Gavrilova M.V. Political Discourse as Object of Linguistic Analysis . – Polis. Political Studies. 2004. No. 3. P. 127-139. (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.17976/jpps/2004.03.13


The article presents a review of principal applications of linguistic analysis insofar as the study of political discourse is concerned; the said analysis is based on four main methods: critical, cognitive, descriptive, and quantitative. The author illustrates such procedures in the studying of the language of politics, as: analysis of frequency of usage of certain words; analysis of the metaphorics and of comparisons a politician resorts to in his appearances; the study of emphatic constructions, e.a. Qualitative analysis of political language allows understanding and even prediction of political leaders' activities, the author maintains. 


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