From Tropological Speech to Stereotypes – Linguistic Peculiarities of Political-Militarist Narrative
Political-militaristic literature provides important information on the military objectives of the country, the chosen political course, the national interests of the states, the history, the wars, the ongoing processes in today’s world. This type of literature helps the reader to analyze existing conflicts and to get information on the interests and objectives of the states as well as on the people involved in these processes.
The basis for tropological speech is physical or cultural experience. Therefore, comparisons, epithets, metaphors change from culture to culture. One type of comparison, epithet, metaphor can have a different meaning and completely opposite expression in other culture.
The following paper deals with lexical units, comparisons, metaphors, epithets, derived from the Bible and mythology that give the artistic nuance to documentary literature: salt of nation, the olive branch...
If the XX Century was talking about the Cold War, today we have:new cold war, silence war, moral war... as well as the diplomatic dice, the card of Abkhazia... on the big political chess board.
The political-militaristic narrative in the modern world is a powerful tool to create stereotypes with a purposeful vocabulary, especially when the issue concerns a small, intricate geopolitical location and heavy economic and military capability of the country, such as Georgia. Faked stereotypes on Georgian, Abkhazian and Ossetian peoples, created by the Russians, are discussed in the following paper: the other, the aggressor, deadly enemy...