Rhetoric of Pravda Editorials
A Diachronic Study of a Political Genre
Stockholm Slavic Studies, No. 33
By Ludmila Poppel
Almqvist & Wiksell International
Distributed By Coronet Books
306 Pages, Illustrated, 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"
$77.50 Paper Original
The present study considers the diachronic changes that took place in Soviet political discourse as reflected in six selections of Pravda editorials from the 1920s through the 1950s, as well as slogans and headlines in that newspaper from 1917 through 1933. The principal goal of analyses conducted on various levels is to identify and investigate a number of tendencies demonstrating the gradual transformation of the language of revolution into totalitarian language.
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