Implicit Promises in Russian Political Discourse

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Abstract

The relevance of the research is due to the significant practical and theoretical interest in implicitness, in particular, to the functioning of implicit promises in Russian political discourse. The article presents the results of an experiment conducted by the author in 2023–2024 in order to identify the linguistic characteristics of an implicit political promise in Russian, describe and evaluate the impact of polymodality on the perception of a promissive textotype by the audience. To achieve this goal, methods of continuous computer sampling, questionnaires and critical discourse analysis were used, which allowed to identify lexical markers of the implementation of the intention of a promise in an implicit form in Russian political discourse, as well as to describe the influence of polymodality on the perlocation of a promise. The study sample included mini-texts with a leading promissive intention, selected for the period from 1998 to 2024.

General Information

Keywords: promise, implicitness, political discourse, pragmatics, polymodality, promissive typical text

Journal rubric: General and Comparative Historical Linguistics

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/langt.2024110201

Received: 01.06.2024

Accepted:

For citation: Parfenova L.V. Implicit Promises in Russian Political Discourse [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2024. Vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 8–18. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2024110201. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Lidia V. Parfenova, PhD student, Department of Russian Language and Theory of Literature, Moscow State Linguistic University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0009-1159-5074, e-mail: lidova2011@gmail.com

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