Pragmalinguistic aspects of French diplomatic discourse

UT Research Journal. Humanities Research. Humanities


Release:

2015, Vol. 1. №4(4)

Title: 
Pragmalinguistic aspects of French diplomatic discourse


About the author:

Anastasiia V. Rusakova, Cand. Sci. (Philol.), Associate Professor at the Department of French Philology, Institute of Philology and Journalism, Tyumen State University, anastassia_rusakova@mail.ru

Abstract:

The article presents the results of a pragmalinguistic analysis of French diplomatic discourse. The aim of the research was to identify some special aspects of diplomatic communication in general, to describe the external structural features of the diplomatic discourse, to elaborate a typology of its speech acts (based on the typologies of speech acts of J.R. Searle and G. Austin). The analysis of 100 official diplomatic documents reveals that one of the main distinguishing characteristics of the diplomatic discourse is that the external form of expression does not show explicitly its true intentionality, and is often intended to disguise it. The author describes the basic types of speech acts such as representatives, directives, commissives, expressives and declarations.

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