Stylistic aspect of the Boris Johnsons realization of the discrediting opponent tactics within the uk Prime Minister question time discourse (09.04.2019)

Гуменюк, Наталя Григорівна (2020) Stylistic aspect of the Boris Johnsons realization of the discrediting opponent tactics within the uk Prime Minister question time discourse (09.04.2019) Вчені записки Таврійського національного університету імені В. І. Вернадського Серія: Філологія. Соціальні Том 31 (70) № 2 2020 Частина 2, 31 (2). pp. 73-79. ISSN 2663-6069; 2663-6077 (Online)

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Abstract

The following work deals with the investigation of the expressive means and stylistic devices used by the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsons within the Question Time of the UK Prime Minister discourse, 09.04.19, with the purpose to discredite the leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn or the the Labour Party as a whole. It is pointed out that the Question Time of the UK Prime Minister discourse as a subtype of the parliamentary debates discourse is an aggressive, conflict, confronting communication with the global strategic purpose to gain and retain power and the immediate purposes to discredite opponents, to praise the allies, to make self-praising, self-presentation. The confronting nature of the Question Time of the UK Prime Minister discourse is determined by the fact of the Conservative and Labour Parties long-term struggling for power in the country. It is pointed out the that discrediting means to diminish somebody’s authority, significance and importance with the aim to dominate, to be the leader, deprive opponents to be leaders. It is stated that Boris Johnsons uses the discrediting tactics “opponent is coward”, “opponent is criminal”, tactics of benefits, the discrediting tactics of insulting and comparison technique. It is stressed that all the used tactics and techniques are intertwined and interconnected within the given discourse and aimed either to discredite the individual or the collective opponent. It is pointed out that realization of these tactics and techniques is possible with the help of the stylistic devices and expressive means usage to provoke addressee attention to the information important for the addressor of message by appealing to the feelings and emotions of the addressee, by making the given information stressed and acute with its elements used in the unusual position. It is stated that the peculiar features of the discrediting tactics and techniques usage by Boris Johnsons within the Question Time of the UK Prime Minister discourse are the usage of a great number of stylistic devices and expressive means within the limited space of message known as constellation and the usage of the intertwined discrediting tactics and techniques within the limited space of it.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: stylistic devices and expressive means; discrediting tactics and techniques; Question Time of the UK Prime Minister discourse; constellation; foregrounding of information.
Subjects: Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Institutes > Інститут філології > Кафедра англійської філології та перекладу
Depositing User: доцент Наталя Григорівна Гуменюк
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 11:06
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 11:06
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/31657

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