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Политический американизм политкорректность в языковом сознании русских
The American political term political correctness in the linguistic consciousness of Russians

Author(s): Alla Arhangelskaya
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Philology
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«

Summary/Abstract: The paper reviews the process and results of the determinologization of the American sociopolitical term political correctness in contemporary Russian. The review focuses on the following facts accompanying the migration of the phrase political correctness from a term with specialized application to its wide and indiscriminate use in all kinds of media and internet communication: semantic and pragmatic changes, the transformation of the phrase as a result of its determinologization, the potential of the expression to participate in the creation of new phraseological units, the production and use of derivatives, based on it, etc. The analysis is based on data excerpted from Russian printed and electronic media, blogs and internet forums.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 85-98
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Russian