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The image of Russia in American Political Discourse (on the Examples of The Washington Post and The New York Times Articles)

ФИО студента: Anna Posokhina

Руководитель: Andrei Botchkarev

Кампус/факультет: Faculty of Humanities (Nizhny Novgorod)

Программа: Fundamental and Applied Linguistics (Bachelor)

Год защиты: 2019

The means of creating an image of Russia in the American media is analyzed in the given work. The main features of the state image are heterogeneity and variability which depends on external factors like political events. In the given study of the Russia’s image in the American media a set of different linguistic methods is used. The results of the study have showed that the image of Russia in the American media is built with the help of such linguistic means as metaphors and epithets. There is a negative characteristic of Russia in media. The New York Times and The Washington Post create a negative image of Russia, while presenting it as an aggressor and misinformer. This image is transmitted to the public, so that people have a corresponding picture of the state.

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