Conservatism and Liberalism in Political Fiction: Exploring Authors’ Linguistic Personalities

By Elena Glotova.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The linguistic and cultural peculiarities of metaphor are reflected in language and its structure. Metaphor is a means of cognition and a tool for creating images that represent an author’s worldview. Metaphor as a concept requires further theoretical and practical analysis. This paper aims to investigate how metaphors in political novels reveal the aspects of a given writer’s linguistic personality and how they represent his social and political conception. The conceptual metaphor has been the object of research in various institutional types of discourse (G. Lakoff, M. Johnson, A. Chudinov, A. Musolff, P. Ricoeur and others). Literary political discourse gained recognition in autobiographical and political novels about state figures and personalities. For example, authors of British political fiction like A. Trollope and J. Archer have created narratives in which the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament appear as protagonists. Metaphor in the political discourse of literary texts conceptualizes abstract ideas through a concrete and explicit sphere, thus pointing out the patterns of authorial perception, the author’s treatment of events, and his way of thinking.

Keywords: Metaphor, Conception, Conservatism, Liberalism, Cognitive, Linguistic Personality

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 11, pp.79-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 799.851KB).

Elena Glotova

Lecturer, Department of English, Faculty of Foreign Languages, North Ossetian State University After K.L. Khetagurov, Vladikavkaz, Russian Federation


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