Socio-political eloquence – a report at a conference and congress, a speech at a rally.
However, this does not mean that the official rhetoric, the official propaganda, has disappeared. Ukrainian radio has been operating since 1945; Since 1951, Ukrainian television has been operating, with 94% of the population watching the first program and 78.5% watching the second. But over time, the Ukrainian language as such has been collapsing – from the times when V. Shcherbytsky was the secretary of the Republican Communist Party in Ukraine.
Except, of course, for the semi-Russified, exhausted version of the Ukrainian oratorical language that was cultivated in journalism, radio, and television, and resulted only in the fact that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, 90% of Ukraine’s population voted for its independence.
The latest era of Ukrainian history is marked by an outbreak of rhetorical energy of society. The liberation of the spiritual search led to the renewal of the ancient church homiletics: competitions and controversies between different denominations are gaining wide resonance. More than a hundred political parties in Ukraine enjoy the full right to express their programs and slogans.
The academic word has acquired an unprecedented looseness – both in terms of content and form of self-expression of the speaker. It is not necessary to say much about the flourishing of everyday eloquence, which was colored by all the intonations and verbal colors that a person just wants to use – although sometimes by reducing cultural demands and loss of sense of proportion, as is usually the case in transition. Continue Reading ->