Sociopragmatic and cognitive aspects of modern Spanish press discourse

Шкарбан, Інна Володимирівна (2007) Sociopragmatic and cognitive aspects of modern Spanish press discourse PhD thesis, Київський національний університет імені Тараса Шевченка.

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Abstract

The thesis highlights the study of sociopragmatic and cognitive aspects of modern Spanish press discourse. Press discourse is defined as interactive semiotic process of the regulation of socially significant information in the course of which axiologically evaluative appraisement of reality takes place as the result of dynamic transformation of the semiotic narrative structures into discursive sequences within communicative-cognitive and sociocultural dimension addresser – sign – addressee. The approach is based on interactive model of the communicative situation considering constructive nature of sense formation and transformation in the social practice of addresser – addressee interaction (M.L.Makarov, A.P.Martynyuk). Polisystematic character of modern Spanish press discourse goals, i.e. information transfer, orientation and educational activity, socialization and macro social interaction structuring, social awareness and public opinion forming, regular influence, is specified by pragmatic information focusing which directs social consciousness at the information subject. Pragmatic information focusing highlights the pragmatic goal of the addressee’s attention attraction and his / her interest holding, that is done by means of multilevel informative visualization of the message (verbal, metagraphic, iconic), approximation to reader, addressee’s cognitive efforts minimization, expectation and social resonance making. Various linguistic means are analyzed in the terms of their effectiveness in revealing the ways of pragmatic information focusing, i. e. unexpected headline, metaphor, simile, comparison, hyperbole, irony, grotesque, rhetorical questions, paradox, conceptual dissonance; content and composition variety – intertextuality, genre blending. Semantically multipartite models of modern Spanish press discourse are considered in the thesis the field of new knowledge proposition as a consequence of subjective comprehension and cause-effect relation establishment by addresser (evaluative meaning) and axiological orientation on social value scale formation. Modern Spanish press discourse is characterized by expressive and innovation nature of reality representation (probable, extrapolation, expressive, impressive models) that is achieved by linguistic-cognitive means of modi reality / hypothety displacement in the direction of theme → semiotization. Structure compositional means of semantically multipartite models (intertextuality, genre blending) are defined by pragmatic character of information focusing. Praxis evaluation as integrative and prospective knowledge activity reveals itself in culturally determined discursive practices of modern Spanish press discourse and is focused on the creation and fixation of new senses in the course of synthetic transformation of ethno specific senses into ethno social and All-European ones. The value of past collective experience reveals dominant category of discursive nomination. Current discursive structures of retrospection define unique cultural identity of Spain. Positive prospective models generate a need of negative macro social practices overcoming, i.e. terrorism, separatism, particularism. Evaluative program forms a center of modern Spanish press discourse, with dominant negative evaluation of government body’s function as a part of author’s communicative strategy that is achieved by systematic analogous metaphor integration, conflict communicative strategies and accusatory arguments ad hominem application. Cognitive modeling of the message in modern Spanish press discourse is based on the conflict / consensus states stabilization by appealing to different value categories, i.e. universal, ethno social, ethic.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: informativity;axiological direction; praxis evaluation; semiotization; semantically multipartite models; frame; conceptual metaphorical space; linguistic cognitive means; argumentation
Subjects: Abstracts > Спецради у інших ВНЗ
Divisions: Institutes > Humanitarian Institute > Chair of the English Language
Depositing User: Інна Володимирівна Шкарбан
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 06:17
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2016 06:17
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/14834

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