Structural, Information, and Regulation Aspects of Political Online and Classic Communication

Structural, Information, and Regulation Aspects of Political Online and Classic Communication

Ekaterina Aleshina (Penza State University, Russia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9489-7.ch023
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Abstract

The chapter considers political communication organization in terms of its structural and information aspects. The specifics of classic and online political communication are described through the theory of factors of speech communication regulation. The detailed coverage of speech regulation factors enables the author to describe classic and online political discourse. The analysis reveals some similarities along with differences between the two above said types of political communication. Some of author's statements are exemplified with excerpts from political texts. The research was carried out on the material of American political discourse referring mostly to conflict situations and uses some ideas of communications by prof. Vardan Mkrttchian.
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Background

In post-Soviet Russia the relationship of language and Soviet politics came under study in the 1990-s. The issue became the subject both of linguistic and of interdisciplinary research by V.G. Kostomarov (1994), I.A. Kupina (1995), T.M. Nikolaeva (1998). The interest for political communication problems marks the fundamental works by E.I. Sheigal (2000), A.P. Chudinov (2006).

Key Terms in this Chapter

Political discourse: Is a text determined by the theme of expression and asserting interests of political subjects considered in a situation of political communication.

Political Conflict: Is counteracting of parties (political subjects) expressed in certain actions directed against each other.

Information War: Is hostile actions of the conflict sides directed at each other with a view of suppressing the psychic and lead to moral defeat of the rival.

Dicteme: Is a basic unit of language and a unit of text thematization which provides for the sequence of speech.

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