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Bashkirskogo universiteta

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Archive | Volume 20, 2015, No. 3.

DISCURSIVE PRACTICES OF RESORTING TO AGGRESSIVE LIE IN COFLICT-GENERATING DISCOURSE

Vestnik Bashkirskogo Universiteta. 2015. Vol. 20. No. 3. Pp. 974-980.
Chanysheva Z. Z.
Bashkir State University
32 Zaki Validi St., 450076 Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia.
Email: chanyshevazz@yandex.ru
Khazieva R. R.
Bashkir State University
32 Zaki Validi St., 450076 Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia.

Abstract

The linguistic means and tools used to give proper shape to fake information that is the main weapon and conceptual basis for building foreign policies in information war are discussed in the article. In the current confrontation context of international relations distortions of information assume the form of aggressive lie which acts as a frame of a conflict-generating discourse. The authors considers the discursive mode of fake information from the viewpoint of the epistemic category of evidentiality realizing its modal aspect of producing false content. The authors introduce the notion of conflict-generating discourse as a new type of political discourse, give its definition and outline its basic features on three levels including content-conceptual, cultural-linguistic and discursive characteristics. False information is regarded to be a powerful means of verbal aggression in current English and American mass media resources, which aims at direct clash and collision with ideological and political opponents. Aggressive lie is viewed by the authors as an object of linguistic investigation, which should be studied in the context of the culture of lie. Fabrication of aggressive lie is shown in the article to relate to language methods and discursive practices used to refer to unverified and rumoured information in mass communication.

Keywords

  • • conflict-generating discourse
  • • modality
  • • epistemic category
  • • evidentiality
  • • authorship
  • • fake information
  • • aggressive lie

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