System Of Metaphoric Models In Russian And American Disability Mass Media Discourse
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- disability, disability discourse, metaphoric modeling of disability, disability mass media discourse, source (base) metaphoric model
In the study of contemporary political discourse there is a new, little-known, topical direction, which is the analysis of modelling the conceptual metaphor of an image of a person with disabilities. Disability issues, like gender, race and any other social equality issue, are of great importance. Human prejudice, stereotypes, ignorance hinder us from understanding the problems of the disabled who frequently suffer bad attitudes and exclusion. Mass Media have a great power to promote the positive image of a person with disability. Over time, attitudes towards people with disability have changed greatly from a stigma (when "criple" was considered as evil because of his/her disability) to medical model (with scientific advances in medicine and other fields) in the 18th and 19th centuries, to a sociopolitical model in the mid-twentieth century, up to the present SOCIAL MODEL where a person with a disability is an active participant in all spheres of life. The authors are doing cognitive, contextual and discursive analyses of four types of metaphors: naturomorphic, antropomorphic, sociomorphic and artefact metaphors examining the articles of popular magazines and newspapers of Russia and the USA to compare and distinguish universal and peculiar national features in representation of disability mass media discourse of the two countries. The research is based on Lakoff's theory on cognitive metaphor, which is considered as the core of human thinking, and on works of Russian linguists (Baranov, Kubryakova, Karaulov and others). This article classifies the models according to their source-spheres and distinguishes the models which have necessary criteria for comparative analyses.
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TY - CONF AU - I. A. Kurbanov AU - S.G. Noskova PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - System Of Metaphoric Models In Russian And American Disability Mass Media Discourse BT - Proceedings of the 7th International Scientific and Practical Conference "Current issues of linguistics and didactics: The interdisciplinary approach in humanities" (CILDIAH 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 200 EP - 202 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/cildiah-17.2017.35 DO - 10.2991/cildiah-17.2017.35 ID - Kurbanov2017/11 ER -