Language and power:
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Язык и власть: «новый новояз» постсоветского периода
Language and power: "Newspeak" of the post-Soviet period

Author(s): Nam Hye Hyun
Subject(s): Pragmatics, Politics and communication, Theory of Communication, Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: language of politics; totalitarian language; newspeak; novojaz; ritualization; desemantization;

Summary/Abstract: Newspeak as a language of political manipulation is an indispensable attribute not only of the Soviet political language (novojaz) but also of the language of politics as such. And in a certain sense, any normal language can contain some elements of newspeak because the regulatory function is peculiar to a language. This paper is dedicated to the continuity of Soviet and post-Soviet political discourse, in particular, the reproduction of rhetorical devices of Soviet novojaz in modern Russian political discourse.

  • Issue Year: 62/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 355-369
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Russian