Plavina A.A. SPECIFICITY OF DISCURSIVE REPRESENTATION OF THE FRAME ‘LOCAL PEOPLE’ IN DIACHRONIC PERSPECTIVE

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2017.4.16

Anastasiya A. Plavina

Postgraduate Student, Department of English Philology, Volgograd State University

Prosp. Universitetsky, 100, 400062 Volgograd, Russia

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Abstract. The article presents the results of diachronic corpus analysis of the discursive representation of the frame 'local people' in the genre of travel notes. Based on the corpus of travelogue dating back to the end of the 19th century and the comparable in size corpus of travel blogs on travel, the means of discursive representation of reality in the studied genres were extracted using LancBox64 software and nominative and attributive lexemes that represent the frame 'local people' were defined and categorized in the diachronic corpus. Modeling of nominative clusters in texts that belong to one genre, but were written in different historical periods, was carried out using the tools of statistical analysis, which allowed extracting frequencies for lexical units, and identifying recurrent attributive word combination. The obtained data allowed us to systematize the means of discursive representation of the category under investigation in diachronic perspective, describe strategies of discursive representation, determine historical and cultural patterns of the discourse practice. Comparative analysis of quantitative data on means and items of local residents representation in each of the periods under study enabled us to establish dynamic changes that are manifested in peculiar nominative means that represent categories of social actors, evaluative attributive and verbal lexemes used for discursive construction of 'other' in the consciousness of Western people.

Key words: corpus linguistics, genre, discursive representation, frequency, frame, diachronic, English.

Citation. Plavina A.A. Specificity of Discursive Representation of the Frame 'Local People' in Diachronic Perspective. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 2, Yazykoznanie [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics], 2017, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 177-186. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2017.4.16

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