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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2020. № 6. P. 210-216.
SCIENTIFIC AREA:    Philological Sciences
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Specificity of Speech Influence in the English Political Discourse (by the Example of Boris Johnson’s 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 Johnson’s 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 country’s interests, thus continuing the English oratory traditions.
Key words and phrases: политическая лингвистика, политический дискурс, медиастилистика, дипломатический дискурс, языковая личность, political linguistics, political discourse, media stylistics, diplomatic discourse, linguistic personality
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