The paper presents the literature overview on risk communication in three perspectives. Firstly, it states the significance of risk communication studies as interdisciplinary research; secondly, it describes the issues of health risk communication investifation; and thirdly, it covers multilingual solutions for risk communication problems.
Contemporary linguistics: interplay of paradigms and schools
Since the fall of Communism in the Soviet Union the historiography of revolutionary Russia has developed a distinct provincial turn. The opening of Soviet central and provincial archives provided new research opportunities to historians. Numerous articles and volumes focusing on Russia’s provinces have since appeared on both sides of the former Soviet border, and the historiography of the Russian revolution matured with an accelerated speed to account for multiple local variables. The understanding of multiplicity of local experiences profoundly changed and challenged the historical interpretations of the crisis that played out in Russia from 1917 to 1921. The article discusses the variety of local revolutionary experiences as they are revealed in recent historiography, but also focuses on some larger themes and issues where this regional perspective provides new insights and affects the general understanding of the Russian revolution. In particular, it discusses the factors contributing to the disintegration and reconstruction of the state, including the patterns and meaning of power in a provincial context, mechanisms of popular mobilization in the civil-war period including in Russia’s non-Russian regions, as well as transition to peace.
This research examines peculiarities of quotation in English media discourse from a pragmatic perspective, subjecting to conscious scrutiny authors’ intentions in employing a quote for fulfilling their communicative and persuasive objectives.