Factualization in Media Discourse: Reflection and Transformation of Actuality
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- factualization, media discourse, media fact, media reality, types of factualization
Factualization is considered as a cognitive mechanism that ensures the transformation of an actual fact into a fact of human consciousness. The research is studying the factualization performed through the media reality that is filled with actual facts interpreted and represented in the form of media facts. The relevance of our study is that the modern man’s worldview includes true, values-sensitive and false pieces of information, each of them equally determining the man’s behavior. The purpose of the work proposed is to identify the types of factualization and give them linguistically relevant characteristics, taking into account the specifity of the media discourse. There have been identified three types of factualization in the media discourse, i.e., the reflection of objective actuality; adaptation of actuality to the people’s values in order to create conditions for the successful impact on their worldviews; and distortion of actuality, its function is any linguistic manipulation and entertainment. The reflection and adaptation as types of factualization provide a link between actuality and its representation in the media. The media facts—reflections and adaptations—possess identified referents in actuality, and therefore are able to be verified, that is, evaluated with respect to the veracity of their representation. The third factualization type, distortion, generates a fragment of the media reality that does not have an original in real life.
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TY - CONF AU - N.A. Prom PY - 2020 DA - 2020/05/13 TI - Factualization in Media Discourse: Reflection and Transformation of Actuality BT - Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 376 EP - 381 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.068 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200509.068 ID - Prom2020 ER -