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Khristina Mykhailichenko

Master Student in Philology, State Institution «South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky»,
Odesa, Ukraine
ORCID ID:–0002–8400–1865


Key words: political linguistics, translation, discourse, language unit, political rhetoric, manipulation.

The actuality of this research is the comparative analysis of political discourse translation of Donald Trump and Barack Obama from the point of view of the application of linguistic and stylistic features of the translation political speeches of both presidents. Political discourse is a phenomenon that we face every day. Taking into account the realities of our time, the wide spread of democracy, the openness of society, more and more attention is paid to the political
language. The study of translations of the speeches of the US presidents allows, on the one hand, to predict further actions and intentions of a politician, and on the other, to highlight the most effective ways of influencing the audience. That is why the translation of political speeches is increasingly becoming an object of interest for scholars in various fields, especially in translation studies. The purpose of the proposed article is to identify the linguistic and stylistic features of the reproduction of US political discourse on the material of the speeches of the last two presidents of this country — Obama and Trump. The thematic, cultural and linguistic peculiarities of translation of the inaugural speeches of D. Trump and B. Obama are investigated.
A comparative analysis of the linguistic units used by both presidents and their Ukrainian translations revealed that the preservation of the content during translation is possible due to the restoration of all relevant components of the utterance, and the translation of lexical units, including the evaluative component, is carried out in most cases with the help of regular correspondences. It is proved that during translating political speeches, linguo-stylistic features
are actualized by combining regular correspondences and various transformations which make it possible to preserve or modify the variant characteristics of a particular linguistic unit.


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