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Generalization as a Means of Suggestion in Modern Political Discourse
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Abstract. The article deals with the notion of suggestion as one of the main features of modern political discourse, the processes of deletion, generalization and distortion of information, that cause non-identity between the deep informational content of the utterance and it’s represented version and therefore are used to influence the addressee, are described; language means used to realize the process of generalization are defined and analyzed, namely:  universal quantifiers, including some adverbs and pronouns; modal operators of obligation / possibility, such as modal verbs with the meaning of obligation / possibility, and other parts of speech (adjectives, adverbs, particles), semantics of which presupposes necessity or obligation of some actions; intensifiers, which modify the pragmatic meaning of the utterance and therefore intensify the impact on the addressee.

Keywords:  suggestion, generalization, universal quantifiers, modal operators, intensifiers.

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