Indecency as a Discursive Category
Tatyana Alexandrovna Sidorova1, Elena Evgenievna Kotsova2, Natalia Sergeevna Bolgova3, Ekaterina Vladimirovna Zamarina4, Olga Nikolaevna Ivanishcheva5
1Tatyana Alexandrovna Sidorova, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Embankment of the Northern Dvina, 17, Arkhangelsk, 163002, Russia.
2Elena Evgenievna Kotsova, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Embankment of the Northern Dvina, 17, Arkhangelsk, 163002, Russia
3Natalia Sergeevna Bolgova, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Embankment of the Northern Dvina, 17, Arkhangelsk, 163002, Russia
4Ekaterina Vladimirovna Zamarina, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Embankment of the Northern Dvina, 17, Arkhangelsk, 163002, Russia
5Olga Nikolaevna Ivanishcheva, Murmansk Arctic State University, Captain Egorov St., 15, Murmansk, 183038, Russia
Manuscript received on 10 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 15 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 8733-8738 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C6048098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C6048.098319
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Abstract: The article aims to determine the status of indecency as a functional-semantic and discursive category containing the concept “indecent form” used in legal practice. The paper presents different approaches to this concept. Based on expert activities, the authors of the article define the above-mentioned concept as a discursive category with a structured functional-semantic field. Thus, the concept “indecent form” is interpreted from the cognitive-discursive perspective with due regard to communicative and pragmatic aspects of utterance/text/discourse. The functional-semantic field of indecency is presented in the paper as a set of various linguistic, speech and discursive means. Factors forming the category of indecency are as follows: communicative, sociocultural, cognitive and pragmatic. The authors have clarified the status of an “indecent form”, defined the correlation of this concept with the speech act of “insult” and the category of indecency, introduced the concept “indecent format”, distinguished linguistic and discursive means that mark the indecent format of discourses. The study results can be used in lingual-expert activities and journalistic practice to avoid conflict situations. The article is theoretically significant since it expands the concept of indecency in general and clarifies its status.
Keywords: Indecent Format, Conflicting Discourse, Categorization, Discursive Means.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences