Verbal mystification: discursive cynicism

UT Research Journal. Humanities Research. Humanities


Vesntik TSU. Philology. 2012

Verbal mystification: discursive cynicism

About the author:

Natalia N. Belozerova, Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Sci (Phil.), Professor, Department of the English Language, University of Tyumen;


The author relating the issues of ecolinguistics and language norms to the phenomenon of the discursive cynicism points out a certain paradox. The analysis of the texts that belong to different communicative and functional spheres has revealed that discursive cynicism, being a mode of a natural behavior, is determined both culturally and epistemologically, that is this phenomenon is caused by the social imperfections of certain periods.