Reproduction Peculiarities of the Modern Political Discourse

  • Oleksandra V. Popova
  • Ilona M. Derik
  • Natalya S. Zhmayeva
Keywords: political discourse, evaluative attitudes, translation strategies and tactics, emotional connotation, semantics


    The article deals with the issues related to the concept of evaluative-attitudinal category represented in linguistics and its manifestation in political discourse. The authors investigate the structure of addressee’s positive and negative attitudes towards a certain situation, which generates emotional component of connotation. Special attention is given to the semantic structure of evaluative attitudes and means of their expression. The notions “evaluative-attitudinal category”, “political discourse” and “political communication” are considered from different viewpoints. The functions of the political text alongside translation strategies (the strategy of tertiary translation) and tactics (translational grammatical transformations –permutations, substitutions, additions and omissions) are determined. The authors give examples of how interlocutors’ particular feelings arise by means of emotional structure of exclamatory and rhetorical questions, exclamations, expressions of gratitude, praise, condemnation, etc. on the material of Ukrainian political texts. The ways of their reproduction in English are presented.