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Strike, accident, risk, and counter-factuality: hidden meanings of the post-Soviet Russian news discourse of the 1990s via conceptual blending

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Drawing upon Paul Chilton’s (2005) approach to manipulative discourse analysis, this paper looks into how the ideas of risk and blame, as shifted from Yeltsin and his team of ‘reformers’ in the pursuit of restoring Yeltsin’s political credibility, were propagated through the media news management during the presidential election of 1996. By applying the Conceptual Integration or Blending framework (Fauconnier and Turner, 2002) to a case study of the Russian news story about an airport strike,...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/langcog.2014.3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SIAS; Russian & East European Stud
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Language and Cognition Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
03
Pages:
301-326
Publication date:
2014-04-15
Acceptance date:
2013-04-23
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EISSN:
1866-9859
ISSN:
1866-9808
Pubs id:
pubs:829039
URN:
uri:f6c0d418-6911-4bd2-b4e3-4a9be9a89e43
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uuid:f6c0d418-6911-4bd2-b4e3-4a9be9a89e43
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pubs:829039

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