“Trojan Cycle” as Source of Precedence in the Mass Media Discourse

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Mechanisms of linguistic representation of preceding constructions with origin sphere «Trojan War» are questioned in the article, specifics of its operation in mass-media discourse are identified. To describe the communicative-pragmatic content of political text in this research thematic, semantic and grammar classification of constructions, which were proposed, taking into consideration replaced core component and pragmatic attitudes of recipient. The article states that change of semantic structure is not only to denotative level, but also connotative and pragmatic level, where preceding phenomena «Trojan cycle» acquires new semantic features. Particular properties analysis of preceding constructions with origin sphere «Trojan War» allows to come to a conclusion about the fragment specification of world’s picture, fastened in preceding phenomenon of mythological type.

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Natalia Alexandrovna Segal

V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University Tauride Academy

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Email: natasha-segal@mail.ru
Vernadsky Avenue, 4, Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, Russia, 295007

Anna Nikolaevna Mischenko

V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University Tauride Academy

Email: anutik-anutik18@mail.ru
Vernadsky Avenue, 4, Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, Russia, 295007


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