electoral discourse

Verbal Tactics of Persuasion in Contemporary Russian Electoral Discourse (The Study of the Presidential Campaign 2017–2018)

Mass media are quite frequently used to influence the audience in the contemporary world. That is why the necessity to create a credible mechanism against the undesirable linguistic manipulation causes the research works of this kind. Hence, the use of communicative strategies and speech tactics in discourses of various kinds is widely investigated nowadays. This research is aimed at investigating verbal tactics that are used by Russian politicians in the course of the electoral campaign at their meetings with potential voters.