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The Liquefaction of Publicness: Communication, Democracy and the Public Sphere in the Internet Age, Vol. 25 - 2018, No. 1

Putin's Slangy Newspeak as a Paradox of his Public Communication

, pages: 152-159

The article analyses the rhetoric of Putin's public discourse of recent years that paradoxically combines various registers of speech such as criminal slang of marginal groups, non-normative vocabulary and official diplomatic discourse. While some researchers estimate this flamboyant mixture as a pure desire to attract the electorate's attention, others deduce more complex and profound processes behind. The article analyses the instrumentality of this discursive mixture in implicating the loyal national community and excluding international opponents.

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