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Linguacultural Peculiarities of Political Discourse (on the Basis of Presidential Debates)

Student: Anna Lomako

Supervisor: Elena Lutkova

Faculty: School of Foreign Languages

Educational Programme: Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 10

Year of Graduation: 2021

The political sphere is a significant aspect of social life. For many years, the decisions of politicians have influenced the level and conditions of people's lives. Political debates are an integral part of the political sphere and need to be studied. The aim of the study is to find out the differences between the statements of Joe Biden and Donald Trump during their first and last debates and to identify the connection between their ideological affiliation and linguistic techniques. The research is based on comparative and discourse analysis, which includes a comparison of value-ideological factors and linguistic factors, such as stylistic techniques, semantics and grammar used by politicians. The study found many similar linguistic devices, but also identified distinctive elements in the speech of politicians.

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