The relevance of the study is due to the fact that influential Western publications are constructing a conflict-prone model of the world, and the term 'threat' is increasingly being used in medialinguistics. The purpose of the article is to identify the language signs of disapproval, censure, sarcasm or contempt in foreign political texts devoted to Russia and its leaders, and a description of the main types of use of the concept of 'threat'. The research material is analytical texts in leading European and American publications: Die Welt (online version - Digital Zeitung), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), Le Figaro (Франция), Publico (Portugal), New York Times (USA), The Washington Post (USA), etc. The study period is from 2014 to the present. We used random sampling to select analytical articles in which the words 'Russia' and 'Putin' are used as analysis units. We used the method of linguistic discursive analysis, which makes it possible to identify evaluative ideological attitudes in the media texts and the method of cognitive analysis, which reveals the features of the reflection of real political events in the media. The main result of the study is to confirm the trend: Western and American media against Russia are undermining ideological work manifested in non-etiquette behaviour, creating a discourse of threat against the country. For the conduct of a hybrid war, the media use the language of hostility. At the same time, a deep political rift between the official position of the authors of the publications of the leading mass media and the audience has been revealed. Readers reject the provocative and menasive rhetoric of newspaper speeches; they demand a positive and constructive solution of problems.
|Translated title of the contribution||Political Menasive as Unethical Speech Behaviour|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
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