Political Communication, Political Discourse and Rhetoric
Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University,
Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University
Abstract: The article explores the specificities of the political discourse of the Greek parliamentary elections in 2019. For analysis, we used foreign literature, recordings of interviews and debates that were broadcasted several months before and after the elections. We have made an attempt to characterize the specific features of political discourse within the framework of the general definition of “discourse”. Its main functions are highlighted. The authors of the research propose to consider issues of social control, legitimization of government by the mass media, social solidarity and differentiation as well as touch upon the problems of the “zombie effect” of the public and its intentional disorientation, formation of stereotypes and prejudices by the mass media. The relevance of the research is due to the great interest in the exploring of new discursive forms that are in the process of becoming.