Speaker as a Deontic Agent in Political Speech (on the Material of German and Russian Languages)

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This work is devoted to the problem of semantic and functional variability of deontic constructions, where the speaker himself is deontic agent, in the nuclear genre of political discourse - political speech - in German and Russian linguistic cultures. As the material deontic expressions with prototypical modal explicators are used, such as dolzen, ich muss, kann, darf, nado / nuzhno . It is fixed that the speaker in political speech can be deontic agent only in the structures with verbs of speaking. On the basis of contextual analysis the semantic polysemy of theses modal constructions is defined that is determined by the socio-cultural context is revealed. The method of functional-semantic description allows revealing the discursive polyfunctionality of these deontic statements.


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Anna W. Sytko

Minsk State linguistic university

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Email: anns55555@yahoo.de
Zacharov str., 21, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 220035

PhD, Head of German phonetics and grammar department

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