ENGLISH IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS AS A MEANS OF CREATING A SPECIFIC IMAGERY OF A NEWSPAPER TEXT
Guzikova Valentina Victorovna
Ural Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia
Abstract. The article regards the views of some prominent researchers in the field of studying English idiomatic expressions, used with the aim of creating a specific imagery while writing a newspaper material. Phraseological units, proverbs, sayings and popular expressions are an integral stylistic component of the newspaper’s language, a significant source of expressive and emotional saturation, an essential means of implementing the constructive and stylistic peculiarities of newspaper speech. Relying upon the classifications of the well-known linguists, the author of the article concludes that all the possible modifications can be subdivided into the four most common groups. By means of idioms that are not translated verbatim, but are perceived in an updated form, as a result of which the aesthetic aspect of the language is enhanced respectively.
Keywords: idiom, imagery, journalistic style, proverbs, sayings, modification, newspaper, ellipsis, parceling, contamination.