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The Concept of «Mental Representations» as a Model for Categorization of Political Discourse in Russia

Kharlamova Tatyana Valeryevna, Saratov State University

The presented paper provides an insight into modern Russian political discourse and offers the analysis of 16 speeches delivered by Russian Presidents to the Federal Assembly in 1994–2009. An attempt has been made to show a tripartite connection between language, political ideologies and cultural values. Theoretical assumptions on power distance and the degree of individualism/collectivism in the modern Russia are illustrated with instances of discourse.


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