Methodology for analyzing creolized text of political cartoon in the Arabic and French languages

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The article suggests a methodology for analyzing political cartoons based on the results of a comparative study of the contemporary Arab and French political cartoons on political leaders. Political cartoon is a genre of political discourse that appeared in linguistics in the middle of the twentieth century and the study of which is currently an actual problem of modern linguistics. The genres of the political discourse can be described as a homogeneous and creolized texts; the political cartoon is a creolized text that unites the iconic and verbal levels and has paralinguistic characteristics. Creolized text is an integral part of modern communication and functions in a number of discourses. The following are also relevant issues for modern multidisciplinary research: classification of creolized texts on the interaction of its components, description of linguistic and visual means, consideration of semiotic codes and methods of their decoding. For the materials of the analysis there were selected 100 cartoons on political themes in Arabic and French, obtained by a continuous selection of print and electronic media and caricature sites.

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Yulia Nikolaevna Ebzeeva

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
Miklukho-Maklaya str., 10/2 a Moscow, Russia, 119178

PhD in Philology, associate professor of the department of foreign languages,RUDN University. Academic interests: stylistics, lexicology, sociolinguistics, theory of discourse

Natalia Mikhailovna Dugalich

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Miklukho-Maklaya str., 10/2 a Moscow, Russia, 119178

Master of Philology, Senior lecturer of the department of foreign languages,RUDN University. Academic interests: pragmatics, discourse analysis, methods of teaching foreign languages, comparative linguistics


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