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Украинский конфликт в зеркале корпусной лингвистики


Weiss, Daniel (2018). Украинский конфликт в зеркале корпусной лингвистики. Slavica Helvetica, 86:321-348.

Abstract

This paper is related to a research project entitled “The Ukraine con ict as a battle eld of competing legitimisation discourses” that covers Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and Czech government statements, parliamentary debates, TV discussions and selected newspapers and elucidates this con ict from a corpus linguistic and cognitive semantic point of view. The overarching framework is provided by Proximisation theory, initiated by P. Chilton (2004) and developed by P. Cap (2013), which is intended, according to P. Chilton (2004), to bring about the “representational ‘proximising’ of the subjectively remote”. This aims at the discursive construal of a direct or indirect political threat which serves to legitimise the speaker’s preventive or reactive actions. Proximisation theory feeds the search for key words by means of the lexicostatistical concordance program AntConc. The latter also allows for their contextual analysis and establishing their national and transnational rankings. Moreover, our approach proposes to complement Proximisation theory by a category called “analogical reasoning” which encompasses comparisons, metaphors / metonymies and quotations based on analogies to the current topic.

Abstract

This paper is related to a research project entitled “The Ukraine con ict as a battle eld of competing legitimisation discourses” that covers Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and Czech government statements, parliamentary debates, TV discussions and selected newspapers and elucidates this con ict from a corpus linguistic and cognitive semantic point of view. The overarching framework is provided by Proximisation theory, initiated by P. Chilton (2004) and developed by P. Cap (2013), which is intended, according to P. Chilton (2004), to bring about the “representational ‘proximising’ of the subjectively remote”. This aims at the discursive construal of a direct or indirect political threat which serves to legitimise the speaker’s preventive or reactive actions. Proximisation theory feeds the search for key words by means of the lexicostatistical concordance program AntConc. The latter also allows for their contextual analysis and establishing their national and transnational rankings. Moreover, our approach proposes to complement Proximisation theory by a category called “analogical reasoning” which encompasses comparisons, metaphors / metonymies and quotations based on analogies to the current topic.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Slavonic Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
410 Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords:analogical reasoning, comparisons, (lexicostatistical) concordance, historical parallel, key words, political discourse, metaphor theory, Proximisation theory, Ukraine conflict, ‘war’ (semantic field)
Language:Russian
Date:2018
Deposited On:01 Feb 2019 12:59
Last Modified:07 Apr 2020 07:18
Publisher:Peter Lang
ISSN:0171-7316
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:https://www.recherche-portal.ch/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=ebi01_prod000986757&context=L&vid=ZAD&search_scope=default_scope&tab=default_tab&lang=de_DE (Library Catalogue)
Project Information:
  • : FunderSNF
  • : Grant ID100015 140687
  • : Project TitleThe Ukraine Conflict as a Battlefield of Competing Legitimisation Discourses

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