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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2020. № 2. P. 156-161.
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https://doi.org/10.30853/filnauki.2020.2.30

Linguistic Markers of Russophobia in the English-Language Media Discourse

Beloborodova Anna Valer'evna
Saint-Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences


Submitted: 19.01.2020.
Abstract. The article aims to identify linguistic markers of Russophobia in the English-language media texts, to reveal their semantic dominants and their role in the formation of Russia’s image in the media discourse. Scientific originality of the study lies in the fact that Russophobia is considered through the lenses of the American media worldview, within the "friend - foe" opposition. The findings have allowed the author to identify the most frequent markers of Russophobia: words with negative evaluation and pejoratives with semantic dominants of aggression, hostility, interference, manipulation, illegality, lie. They serve to form strictly hostile attitude to Russia.
Key words and phrases: русофобия, интолерантность, языковые маркеры, медиадискурс, американская медиакартина мира, оппозиция "свой - чужой", семантические доминанты, Russophobia, intolerance, linguistic markers, media discourse, American media worldview, "friend - foe" opposition, semantic dominants.
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