The Metaphorical Representation of the Concept of Family in English Political Discourse as a Reflection of Real Processes in the World

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The article deals with the features of the functioning of the metaphorical concept “Family” and reflects its conceptosphere with the correlating components in British and American political rhetoric. An analysis of the speeches of the political leaders of Britain and the United States reveals that the representation of the concept “Family” and its components, determined by the very reality and values laid down in the American and British societies, turns out to be somewhat different. American political rhetoric represents the concept of the “Family” and its correlates as relating to the internal structure of the country, while British political rhetoric includes, among other things, an illustration of relations between the UK and the EU and some countries of the Commonwealth.

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Alecia Alexandrovna Jioeva

Moscow State University n.a. M.V. Lomonosov

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Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow, Russia, 119991

Olga Fedorovna Strelnikova

Moscow State Institute of Foreign Affairs (University), MFA, RF

Vernadsky ave., 76, Moscow, Russia, 119454


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