Лексикограф в Аду
The article gives a hint, how to understand the collection piled by Marina Vishnevetskaya. It is also giving a short review of the Russian Post-Soviet political lexicology.
This collective monograph, written by well-known Russian linguists, tpresents a broad picture of the way the language of mass media functions. The book gives a multifaceted analysis of how politics influences the language of mass media. This is a core problem of the mass media language, as politics represents the main content in mass media. The issue is treated in a semiotic, functional-stylistic, ethical and rhetoric aspects. The monograph examines in detail the language of print and electronic media (newspapers, magazines, television, radio). The language of foreign mass media is analyzed in a comparative aspect. The monograph shows the contemporary state of the mass media language and its influence on development of the literary language.
The monograph would be useful to students, PhD students and lecturers at journalism departments and schools of language studies, as well as to a wide range of readers, who are eager to preserve the purity and expressiveness of the Russian language.
We attempt to describe the peculiarities of studying English neologisms and nonce words by means of a new research technique, offerd by modern information and communication technologies - open online dictionaries. We highlight debatable aspects of using these sources of linguistic data, including theoretical and practical issues of analyzing new words.
The author examines the problems connected with a too broad use of the term “law” in the contemporary language. Such discourse about law which has no clear limits is defined as Novdroit. This narrative destroys the language used by the lawyers and introduces a new ideology instead. Under the guise of political correctness this ideology perverts the original sense of the old words. Studying the polysemanticism of the term “law” in the contemporary discussions, the author draws that the ambivalence of “law” can easily be used in the political purposes to legitimate the existing authorities and their rules.