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Pages: 8934-8938
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.0646

Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain

HUMOUR IN ENGLISH DISCOURSE OF MASS MEDIA: FUNCTIONAL-LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS & TEACHING

D. Khramchenko

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
At the lessons of Business English and ESP, teachers often have to deal with a seemingly irrational situation, when newspaper features and magazine articles on serious economical, political and business-related issues make students smile or even laugh. Humour, irony and sarcasm tend to be used in these previously unconventional communicative and functional spheres of modern English discourse of the press, which clearly signals major transformational changes in the way how media texts are written. Thus, a few very important questions arise: Why do journalists of British and American newspapers use comical elements when they describe various problems in the world of big business? What systemic role do various verbal means of creating humorous effect play in the complex pragma-semantic field of English mass media discourse? The aim of this article is to find the answers which can be extremely helpful in the educational process. Based on the results of functional-linguistic analysis of vast empirical material, a better approach to teaching analytical reading skills can be worked out.
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D. Khramchenko (2018) HUMOUR IN ENGLISH DISCOURSE OF MASS MEDIA: FUNCTIONAL-LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS & TEACHING, ICERI2018 Proceedings, pp. 8934-8938.
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