MONOLOGUE AND DIALOGUE IN «READER COMMENTS» IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Abstract: 

The article deals with the problems of dialogue and monologue in modern public discourse existing on the sites of English and American newspapers The Guardian, New York Times, The Telegraph and others. The comprehensive analysis of “Reader Comments” as a specific kind of electronic communication has allowed to reveal their lexical, semantic, structural and compositional features. In the semanticpragmatic relations “Reader Comments” are marked by polemic character, while structurally and compositionally they are rich in graphical means.

Key words: 

dialogue, monologue, polylogue, “Reader Comments”, public discourse.

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