Neogolism

Topics: Barack Obama, United States presidential election, 2008, Democratic Party Pages: 16 (4220 words) Published: February 16, 2015
Երևանի Վ. Բրյուսովի անվան Պետաան Լեզվահասարակագիտական Համալսարան

Political neologisms in the American Press (based on the articles on B. Obama's presidency)

Danielyan Hovhannes

CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………2 2. CHAPTER I
General Notes on Political Neologisms……………………………………………..4 3. CHAPTER II
Neologisms Connected with B. Obama's Presidency……………………………...9 4. CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………….15 5. BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………………………………..17

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Introduction The current graduation paper is devoted to the detailed study of the neologisms in the American press. The latter is observed via examining the cases of neologisms brought forward by B. Obama. In this paper an attempt was made to throw light upon many words and phrases that are used in modern American political lexicon, as well as to examine some political neologisms that help to cover the 2008 Presidental Election Campaign. The graduation paper consists of an introduction, two chapters, conclusion and bibliography. The introduction manifests the main topic of the research, the major phenomenon related to the investigation and to basic structure of the paper. In throws light upon the development of the political language which promotes the creation of neologisms. Chapter One analyzes the political language in general as well as the four main political styles that the political language is usually composed of. This chapter also reveals the types of neologisms and gives the notion of political neologisms. Chapter two is practical in its nature and examines the political lexicon of the US president B. Obama. This chapter discuses kinds of political terms and set-expressions that are brought into modern American political lexicon due to these politicians' activities. The conclusion sums up the main features of political neologisms in modern American political press given in the paper. The bibliography includes the list of the literature used in the research. ''Political language has to consists of euphemisms, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness''. Normal human discourse requires a standard language. Most professions develop a specialized vocabulary or lexicon to simplify communication. A rich and diverse political language has developed over time. Political language is a weapon and a powerful tool in winning public support. Political discourse is a mixed product of personal development and the relevant social environment in which an individual grows. Any individual political discourse is the result of personal development in certain social settings. Personal development is affected by such factors as the impact a cultural environment has upon the process in which the individual develops his personality, the individual's educational experiences, and parental influence, social circles, political party, economic status etc. The political lexicon demonstrates that euphemism, avoidance and vagueness have come to dominate Government announcements, ministers' speeches and every kind of government publication.
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