Correlation between Emotions, Irony and Extreme Events (by the Material of Comments on the Kerch Strait Incident)
Korolkov Anna Saint Petersburg University
Abstract. The article considers irony as a speech act device of emotional influence in modern publicistic texts. The work aims to determine the place and function of this linguistic phenomenon in the semantic structure of analytical comments on extreme events. The study is novel in that it formulates the principal features of the author’s device used with the purpose of eliciting particular emotions from the readers and leaving an imprint on their perception of extreme events, which have undoubtedly drawn close public attention. The attained results have shown that there is direct correlation between the use of the irony device and the main intention that the author of analytical texts has - to evoke an emotional response from the addressee.