This paper focuses on changes that recent political events caused in the linguistic world-image of the native speakers of Russian, in the Russian media language, and in the social networks language. We use three types of evidence. First, we conducted an experiment with 94 informants asking them to write down words and collocations associated with Snow Revolution. There are huge overlaps between the responses allowing us to assume that the informants share a common political discourse. At the same time, we find out a crucial difference between two social groups of informants, namely students and employees. Second, we employ automatic text mining techniques to extract keywords that characterized media texts in the period of the Snow Revolution. We use five small corpora compiled from different Russian newspapers between December 2011 and March 2012, and contrastive corpora built up from the same five newspapers in a longer period of time. Our results demonstrate that a significant amount of new vocabulary was introduced into all five newspapers during the period of high interest; at the same time we find an essential variety between the newspapers. Our third source is a dictionary of new words collected by professional lexicographers in social media. We then compare all three sources and come to the conclusion that recent political events not only affected individual world-images of native speakers but also changed the more conservative newspaper language. In particular, many new words that appeared initially in social media can be found in traditional newspapers as well.
|Bidragets översatta titel||New Political Reality in Russian Media Language and in Native Speakers’ Minds|
|Titel på värdpublikation||«Мы не немы!» : Антропология протеста в России 2011-2012 годов|
|Status||Publicerad - 2014|
|MoE-publikationstyp||B2 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok|
- 518 Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap