The concept of "pandemic" in modern English-language political discourse

Keywords: pandemics, coronavirus, politics, discourse, political discourse.


Real-life is closely linked to speech. How and what we communicate often speaks both about ourselves and about the conditions in which we find ourselves. The same applies to the situation around the coronavirus pandemic. One way or another, it influenced the way and the subject we talk about. In this article, we consider the measurement of speech changes under the influence of a pandemic on the example of the political discourse of English-speaking countries. Our goal was to find out how the coronavirus influenced political discourse and what specific examples can be used to demonstrate this. To carry out research, we used general and special scientific methods, in particular, content analysis, linguistic analysis. Among the sources, we have studied are scientific articles on the research topic, as well as materials of publications of the world's leading media on the research topic. As a result of this work, we concluded that the political discourse reflects the situation around the coronavirus in terms of the speaker and the goals he sets for himself. At the same time, for professional politicians, the pandemic has become a platform for a power struggle, so some of them openly manipulate information. One of the interesting areas of research is the means of communication in a crisis, in particular, the use of Internet memes to demonstrate their political position. This, as well as coronaviral neologisms, need further study.


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Author Biographies

Nataliia Shkvorchenko, International Humanitarian University, Odesa, Ukraine.

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Romano-Germanic Philology and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages, International Humanitarian University, Odesa, Ukraine.

Viktoriia Hromovenko, International Humanitarian University, Ukraine.

Doctor of Philosophy, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages of Professional Communication of the International Humanitarian University, Ukraine.

Yuliia Sharapanovska, International Humanities University, Odesa, Ukraine.

Graduate student of the Department of Romano-Germanic Philology and methods of teaching foreign languages International Humanitarian University, Director of the Professional College of the International Humanities University, Odesa, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Shkvorchenko, N., Hromovenko, V., & Sharapanovska, Y. (2021). The concept of "pandemic" in modern English-language political discourse. Amazonia Investiga, 10(46), 225-233.