GLOBAL SOCIAL ISSUES AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON SEMANTIC RENEWAL OF METAPHORICAL SPACE


  • Victoria Yashkina
Keywords: metaphor, concept, language and stylistic picture, recipient, global challenge

Abstract

In the focus of attention in the article is a long-lasting phenomenon of metaphor viewed through the prism of a global social issue – the COVOD-19 threat to humanity. Referring to the analysis of the English-language press, it is worth remembering that this social phenomenon is at the forefront of events, reflecting all the movements and influences of modernity. For almost a year, the first columns of media sources has not been left without the glaring word “coronavirus”– announcing the threat that has spread throughout the world and which is strikingly felt in many countries. The immediate reaction of language to modern events, in many cases, appears as the instantaneous birth of metaphors-reflections. The world lives in a “survival mode” – this phrase, born in the field of computer games, acquires a metaphorical meaning in the global context, conveying how the pandemic has conquered every place on Earth and introduced humanity to a new way of life.According to the results of the study it is possible to statistically calculate the percentage of different metaphorical models in the language of modern English media resources on COVID-19 topic, as well as to reach the conclusion that these sources quickly respond to new trends and events in society and the world. Therefore, the press, replenishing the vocabulary with new words or metaphors, which is also a means of nominating and creating a linguistic picture, informs about them and appears to be a large-scale resource for researching the development of vocabulary and stylistic “picture” of the English language. Metaphors have been found fairly common language tools in English-language texts. This is due to their high evaluative potential, imagery and ability to effectively implement the author’s idea and influence the audience. A journalistic text that contains various metaphors appears alive and allows seeing an imaginary picture as well as simplifies the understanding of what is read.

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Published
2021-08-02
How to Cite
Yashkina, V. (2021). GLOBAL SOCIAL ISSUES AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON SEMANTIC RENEWAL OF METAPHORICAL SPACE. Anglistics and Americanistics, 1(18), 63-67. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15421/382110
Section
RELEVANT ISSUES OF LINGUISTICS