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Realization of Agonal Strategies in Public Disputes of Political Discourse

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For citation: Vasilkova N.N. (2018) Realizatsiya agonal'nykh strategiy v publichnykh sporakh politicheskogo diskursa [Realization of Agonal Strategies in Public Disputes of Political Discourse]. Mediaskop 1. (in Russian). Available at:

DOI: 10.30547/mediascope.1.2018.3


© Natalya N. Vasilkova

PhD in Philology, Associate Professor at the Chair of Russian Language Stylistics, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia),


The material is based on the report made at the conference "Discourse Studies: Opportunities for the Interpretation of Humanitarian Knowledge", which took place on September 28-29, 2016 in Yalta, V. I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University.



Modern socio-political discourse is characterized by the use of agonal speech strategies and tactics. The political controversy is beyond the classical laws of argumentation: its goal is the assertion by any means of its position and the achievement of victory at any cost. Such agonal strategies as self-affirmation, constructing of the image of enemy, discrediting of opponent, realized with the use manipulative methods peculiar to eristica, have become an integral part of modern social and political discourse.

Keywords: political discourse, polemic, discussion, speech strategies, verbal aggression, socio-political talk show.



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