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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2023. № 7. P. 2271-2278.
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Legitimization of Russian political discourse (on the material of President Vladimir Putin’s television speech)

Chen Siqi
Dalian University of Foreign Languages

Submitted: 20.05.2023
Abstract. The aim of the research is to identify the ways to legitimize Russian political discourse in the context of proximity theory and to interpret the Russian side’s political position through discourse analysis. Legitimization of political discourse is an important prerequisite for reaching an agreement between the speaker and the addressee, as well as for gaining political recognition and support. The scientific novelty of the study lies in analyzing the proximization strategy using UAM Corpus Tool to obtain an analytical scheme taking into account the lexical and grammatical features of the Russian language and to apply this scheme in the analysis of Russian political discourse and the interpretation of President Putin’s discursive logic. As a result, the research has identified and analyzed the strategies of legitimization in Russian political discourse, systematized the logic of the discourse to achieve legitimization using a three-dimensional coordinate diagram of the discursive space and clarified Russia’s political positions and motives for action based on discursive analysis.
Key words and phrases: теория проксимизации, политический дискурс, легитимизация, телевизионная речь, proximization theory, political discourse, legitimization, television speech
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