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Golubeva T. M. Pragmatic Aspect of using Presuppositions in American Political Discourse (Retracted 11/04/2022). Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philology. Journalism, 2015, vol. 15, iss. 4, pp. 11-14. DOI:

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Pragmatic Aspect of using Presuppositions in American Political Discourse (Retracted 11/04/2022)

The article examines presuppositions as the means of forming and/ or modifying convictions, attitudes, values of the target audience. In American political discourse presuppositions have a marked propaganda focus.


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