Ludic Function of Precedent-Related Phenomena in Media Discourse

Yu. M. Velykoroda


The aim of this paper is to determine the ludic function of precedent-related phenomena as a type of intertextuality. The analysis is done on the basis of relevance theoretic approach, through which we aim to show the additional cognitive effect which is created by precedent-related phenomena in media discourse, and this comic effect serves as a foundation for the ludic function of these units.


ludic function, precedent-related phenomena, media discourse, relevance theory, cognitive effect, processing effort

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