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LINGUISTIC-CULTURAL ASPECT OF SOCIAL DISCOURSE IN TV-FORMAT

This article is devoted to the study of Edwardian social discourse features, reconstructed in 'Downton Abbey' and 'Casualty 1900s' British historical TV-series. The research is based on such common linguistic definitions as "cultural linguistics", "linguistic cultureme", "discourse", as well as on such author’s concepts as "TV-format discourse" and "extra-linguistic TV-format background". The results of our research are obtained with the help of a linguistic-cognitive analysis of the material. The authors revealed the specificity of Edwardian social discourse structure in TV-format of the researched TV-series. The linguistic culteremes, that represent the realities of everyday life in the beginning of 20th century and linguistic culturemes connected with the typical Edwardian feature as strict social hierarchy are defined and classified in social discourse of these TV-series.

DOI: 10.18413/2313-8912-2016-2-2-38-42
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