Linguistic means of promoting national interests

Abstract: 

The paper deals with linguistic means characteristic of political discourse, which aim at promoting national interests. The authors analyze speeches by the American and Russian Presidents justifying their national policies. The material for the research includes scripts of speeches by the national Russian and US leaders discussing the Ukraine conflict and its consequences. The research highlights universal human and national values used by the political leaders to substantiate their domestic and foreign policy.

Key words: 

political discourse, national interests, universal and national values, linguistic means of manipulation.

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