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Комуникативния феномен мълчание
The silence as a communication phenomenon

Author(s): Stefka Petkova-Kaleva
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Cognitive linguistics
Published by: Шуменски университет »Епископ Константин Преславски«
Keywords: silence; communication; political discourse; conceptualization

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the role of silence in the interpersonal and social interaction. It is pointed at its three communicative hypostases: 1) silence as behavioral act, 2) silence as a symptom 3) silence as an element of the ritual. The paper dwells on some wide-spread models of interpretation of the notion of silence in social interaction and their manifestation in political discourse.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 108-124
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian