Author: Oleshkova A.M.

Communicology. 2017. Vol.5. No.1
OLESHKOVA Anna Mikhailovna, Candidate of historical sciences, Associate Professor, Dept.
of Humanities and Social Studies, Nizhniy Tagil Branch of the Russian State Professional
Pedagogical University. Nizhniy Tagil, Russian Federation.

Abstract: In the article we analyze macro– and micro levels of implementing the “newspeak”, i.e. an artificial language system which, on the one hand, is an indicator of the sociocultural reality, and, on the other hand, is its forming technique. The “newspeak” is a sociocultural phenomenon. In the modern post nonclassic paradigm the “newspeak” (like any other language) can not appear as a closed autonomous system, it is connected to social processes confirming, among other things, serious changes in the structure of the modern world order. The “newspeak” is considered a power discourse, within this framework a bearer of ideology is the media scene. The category of discourse refers to multidisciplinary field of expertise. The article is headlined with the word combination belonging to T. Van Dijk, who used the definition “critical discourse research” (CDR) instead of “critical discourse-analysis”. Such a take allows understanding discourse as a global method for all social and human sciences. Postmodern and post-structural understanding discourse enables to consider collateral issues connected with some aspects of the modern society functioning, in particular to take into consideration a number of its capacities such as “informational”, “mainstream” and “postindustrial”. The context-sensitive topics are a problem of verifying of the event and existing of the subject. The empirical material is based on the word building mirroring the foreign and domestic political events of 2011-2016.

Keywords: newspeak, critical discourse-analysis, media scene, trolling, hash-tagging
consciousness, meme, postmodernism, meaning.

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For citation: Aleshkov A. M. “Critical discursive research”: the Russian “Newspeak” in
the modern socio-cultural situation. – Communicology. Volume 5. No. 1. P.50–59 DOI