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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2021. № 6. P. 1818-1822.
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Verbal Markers of Utterances Containing Threat in the English-Language Internet Discourse (by the Example of the Social Network Twitter)

Belova Lyudmila Valerievna
Belgorod State National Research University

Submitted: 10.05.2021
Abstract. The purpose of the research is to provide an insight into the features characterising lexical and grammatical verbal markers of threat in the texts of public messages found in the English-language segment of the social network Twitter. The article examines a number of social, communicative and linguistic factors associated with threatening as a speech strategy and sheds light on ways of functioning of the above-mentioned markers within the framework of the Internet discourse. Scientific novelty of the research lies in studying the language tools that function as verbal markers of threat in the English-language social network Twitter. As a result of the research, it is determined that the English-language media text displays a high degree of implicitness, evaluativity and expressiveness. Verbal markers are endued with a number of communicative functions and are the most important element in the text system of Internet messages.
Key words and phrases: высказывание, вербальный маркер, публичный дискурс, интернет-коммуникация, utterance, verbal marker, public discourse, Internet communication
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