Philology, pedagogy, and psychology

2014 Issue №2

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The functional perspective of political discourse



This article considers the interaction between the functional and semantic categories of theme and rheme forming the basis for the generation, information deployment, and functioning of discourse. It is emphasized that the communicative structure of a political text incorporates several types of the themerheme progression formed through replacing the theme with the rheme and the transformation of the latter into the theme. It is concluded that the effective communicative impact of discourse is achieved through the appropriate functional perspective planning.


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