Usage of Anglo-American Anti-Proverbs in Economic Discourse


The aim of this research work is to determine the conditions and mechanisms of actualization and methods of creating English anti-proverbs in economic discourse. In our research work we aimed to identify English antiproverbs that are more often caricatured and used for creation of anti-proverbs in economic discourse. The review of functioning of English paroemias has identified the possibility of usage of creative forms in economic discourse. Modifications of paroemias in a form of anti-proverbs actualise basic pragmatic functions such as attraction of attention and creation of a comic effect, thereby influencing readers. The results and discussion include a complex analysis of pragmatic, cognitive and systemic functional aspects of creative application of antiproverbs in economic discourse. The research work also reveals structural and semantic techniques used by publicists in economic discourse. The analysis of the modified proverbs in our factual material has revealed the fact that the key factors for creation of anti-proverbs are structure and semantics of paroemias.

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Khuchbarova, D. M., Sokolova, A. G., & Magomedov, M. I. (2022). Usage of Anglo-American Anti-Proverbs in Economic Discourse. In V. I. Karasik, & E. V. Ponomarenko (Eds.), Topical Issues of Linguistics and Teaching Methods in Business and Professional Communication - TILTM 2022, vol 4. European Proceedings of Educational Sciences (pp. 354-364). European Publisher.