METAPHORICAL REPRESENTATION OF WAR CONFLICT IN NEWS

Abstract: 

The paper focuses on the issue of metaphorical representation of war conflict in media discourse, in Eng-lish and Russian news in particular. The metaphorical analysis of «theatre» and «sport» source-domains revealed metaphorical models that represent the modern perception of war conflict. The authors argue that the metaphorical models of «sport» source-domain indicate to artificiality of war conflict as a phenome-non, while the models of «theatre» source-domain reveal the features of rivalry and a desire to win.

Key words: 

war conflict, news, metaphorical model, conceptual source-domain.

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