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Обидната лексика в официалното публично общуване
Derogatory Vocabulary in Official Public Communication

Author(s): Antoaneta Nacheva
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Philology
Published by: Факултет по славянски филологии, Софийски университет »Св. Кл. Охридски«
Keywords: offensive vocabulary; political speech; protest; verbal aggression

Summary/Abstract: The article examines and analyzes the insulting public speech of Bulgarian politicians; provoked by the protests in the summer of 2020. The analyzed comments were made in an informal environment – in the personal profiles on social media of some current political figures. Their comments express verbal aggression and offensive characteristics; which are not common in political communication. The article reveals the dishonest attitude of Bulgarian politicians; the lack of respect and diplomacy; the strong linguistic and rhetorical incompetence towards their political oppositionists and protesters. In conclusion that communication should not leave the official register. The article typologies their speeches and traces how the type of communication affects the attitude of the audience and increases mistrust and disrespect for both political figures and state institutions.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 86-99
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian