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Antropologicheskij forum, 2017, no. 33

 

A Review of NELYA KOTEYKO, LANGUAGE AND POLITICS IN POST-SOVIET RUSSIA: A CORPUS ASSISTED APPROACH. Basingstoke, Hants.; New York: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2014, XI+191 pp.

Dmitry Kolyadov

European University at St Petersburg
3, Gagarinskaya Str., St Petersburg, Russia
dkoliadov@eu.spb.ru

Abstract: The book under review explores political discourse in contemporary Russia. The study is based on texts of Russian newspapers, magazines, and presidential speeches. These data encompass the period from 1996 until 2007. The study combines methods of corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis. It focuses on the comparative analysis of loanwords relating to the economy (such as business, privatisation, default, etc.) and metaphors in two domains of political discourse, labelled as mainstream and oppositional. The author’s attention is attracted to both synchronic differences between these domains and their diachronic changes.

Keywords: critical discourse analysis, corpus-linguistics, loanwords, metaphors, political discourse in contemporary Russia.

To cite: Kolyadov D., ‘A Review of Nelya Koteyko, Language and Politics in Post-Soviet Russia: A Corpus Assisted Approach. Basingstoke, Hants.; New York: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2014, XI+191 pp.’, Antropologicheskij forum, 2017, no. 33, pp. 146–165.

URL: http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/files/pdf/033/kolyadov.pdf