Verbal Features of Film Reviews in the Modern American Media Discourse

Marina R. Zheltukhina 1 * , Gennady G. Slyshkin 2, Galina N. Gumovskaya 3, Ekaterina A. Baranova 4, Natalia G. Sklyarova 5, Ksenya S. Vorkina 6, Lyudmila A. Donskova 7
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1 Institute of Foreign Languages, Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University, Volgograd, RUSSIA
2 Institute of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Institute of Law and National Security, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, RUSSIA
3 Foreign Languages Department, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, RUSSIA
4 Communicative Management Department, Journalism Chair, Russian State Social University, Moscow, RUSSIA
5 Institute of philology, journalism and cross-cultural communication, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA
6 Faculty of Philology, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow, RUSSIA
7 Department of Foreign Languages, Kuban State Agrarian University, Krasnodar, RUSSIA
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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 10, Issue 3, Article No: e202020.
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The article discusses the verbal specifics of film reviews. In the article the features of English-language vocabulary in the modern American media discourse on the material of the film review in the Esquire and GQ are revealed. The media concept of the Esquire and GQ is studied. Main verbal characteristics of film reviews in the Esquire and GQ are identified. Lexical, semantic, and structural features of the vocabulary of film reviews in the Esquire and GQ are analysed. In the article the expressive means used by the authors of the media film reviews in the Esquire and GQ are examined.
The article establishes that authors of film reviews use epithets, comparisons, metaphors, lexical repeats, homogeneous members of the sentence, various grammatical structures, and other expressive means to realize their thought as efficiently and succinctly as possible. The research makes a contribution to the development of discourse and influence theories, psycholinguistics, cultural linguistics, media linguistics on the example of verbal features of film reviews in the American media discourse.


Zheltukhina, M. R., Slyshkin, G. G., Gumovskaya, G. N., Baranova, E. A., Sklyarova, N. G., Vorkina, K. S., & Donskova, L. A. (2020). Verbal Features of Film Reviews in the Modern American Media Discourse. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 10(3), e202020.