LINGUISTIC AND PRAGMATIC PARAMETERS OF THE PHENOMENON OF PATRIOTISM IN THE FORMATION OF A NATIONAL BRAND (A CASE STUDY OF THE LANGUAGE OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA)
Keywords:national brand, national identity, the phenomenon of patriotism, the language of contemporary media, linguistic and pragmatic parameters.
The message of national identity is delivered in different types of discourse - political, economic, the discourse of show business and sport, advertising, tourism discourse, and more. The article describes the way the linguistic and pragmatic parameters of the phenomenon of patriotism form messages of national identity in the newspaper discourse, since with the increasing globalization of the communicative space, the types of communication aimed at manifesting national identity, namely, national branding, gain special significance. Providing conditions for the development of a national brand of any country is extremely relevant in view of integration and civilization processes, social, economic and geopolitical situation, and mass media propaganda. Cultural symbols, which are mental-cognitive units focused on a certain idea of the country and represent the typical reality, a typical phenomenon or a characteristic feature of civil life, play an important role in messaging the national identity. A cultural symbol may be expressed by a keyword denoting a cultural-labeled concept, stereotype, or a precedent. The phenomenon of patriotism, which is formed upon the higher feelings, is the basic axiological dominance of society, although the modern rethinking of value associations has led to the formation of changes in the concept of patriotism: noticeable tangible adjustments have been made by historical and social conditions over time. Patriotism is based on the emotional aspect of the nation-state outlook. Linguistic and pragmatic aspects of the phenomenon of patriotism in English-language newspaper texts reveal informative, evaluative, and instructive functions. Being formed under the influence of traditions, life experience, the system of values of the country they create prerequisites for the attitude of a person to his compatriots, the country, and the whole world.