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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2020. 6. P. 210-216.
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https://doi.org/10.30853/filnauki.2020.6.39

Specificity of Speech Influence in the English Political Discourse (by the Example of Boris Johnsons Speech at the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly)

Khafizova Alsu Aleksandrovna
Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University


Submitted: 29.03.2020.
Abstract. The paper aims to reveal specificity of verbal influence in the English political discourse. Stylistic expressive means are analysed by the example of the public speech delivered by the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the UN General Assembly session. Novelty of the study lies in the fact that the means of speech influence in this type of discourse and Boris Johnsons linguistic personality are still insufficiently investigated. The findings indicate that the political leader uses a wide range of lexico-syntactical stylistic devices and expressive means to influence the audience, to promote his countrys interests, thus continuing the English oratory traditions.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , political linguistics, political discourse, media stylistics, diplomatic discourse, linguistic personality.
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