Linguistic Manipulation Means in English Political Discourse

Keywords: language strategy, manipulation, manipulation tactics, political discourse, political language.

Abstract

The scientific article presents a study of the ways of expressing manipulation in politics, which is performed in English political discourse by means of language. Carefully selected language units, used by politicians in public speaking, in combination with social factors, can be a powerful instrument for managing public opinion, i.e. manipulation. The authors analyze public speeches delivered by English politicians. Manipulation is an integral part of American political discourse, all speech strategies of which are aimed at one purpose: to influence a recipient, persuade him or her to make a decision that will be beneficial for a politician. The article considers the main strategies, tactics and types of manipulation used in the modern political sphere. An analysis of public speeches of English politicians proves the importance of speech manipulative techniques for successful achievement of political goals.

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Author Biographies

Liliya S. Polyakova, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk, Russia.

PhD (Philology), Assoc. Prof. of Foreign Languages for Engineering, Education in the Humanities Institute, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Yulia V. Yuzhakova, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk, Russia.

PhD (Philology), Assoc. Prof. of Foreign Languages in Engineering Department, Education in the Humanities Institute, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Tatyana Yu. Zalavina, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Ph. D. (Philology), Assoc. Prof. of Foreign Languages in Engineering Department, Education in the Humanities Institute, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Natalya V. Dyorina, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Ph. D. (Philology), Assoc. Prof. of Foreign Languages in Engineering Department, Education in the Humanities Institute, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk, Russia.

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Published
2020-10-16
How to Cite
Polyakova, L., Yuzhakova, Y. V., Zalavina, T., & Dyorina, N. (2020). Linguistic Manipulation Means in English Political Discourse. Amazonia Investiga, 9(33), 27-36. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2020.33.09.3
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