Violations of Comparative Method Application within Internet Discussions of Fiction
 
 
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Publish date: 2018-10-26
Submission date: 2018-07-24
Acceptance date: 2018-10-26
 
JoMS 2018;38(3):87–109
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ABSTRACT:
Objectives:
The article characterizes logical method of comparison as an object of scientific research. The subject of the Internet discussion has been accusations of plagiarism and chauvinistic objections to the necessity of Russian-speaking literature translation into Ukrainian. Purpose. Based on specific sample material to analyze facts of manipulation with information through the violation of comparative method application within the Internet discussion.

Material and methods:
Comparative method has been used in the article – two poems’ texts (Samuil Marshak’s poem “The Absentminded Fellow from Baseynaya Street” in Russian and Ivan Malkovych’s poem “The Absentminded Fellow” in Ukrainian have been compared; the content of the Internet discussion comments has been compared as well. Content and formal features correspondence in terms of the “plagiarism”, “free literary translation”, “literary borrowing” concepts have been analyzed. Deductive method has been applied in the form of logical conclusion based on the integrity of the analyzed facts.

Results:
Comparison of poems according to formal scheme of poetic piece and their analyses allowed refuting of plagiarism accusations and prove relation of Ivan Malkovych’s poem to the category of literary borrowings – in this very case – to free translation. The article is an example-attempt of scientific well-grounded refutation of information manipulations during Internet discussions, whose aim is to activate negative emotions of average uncritical philistine being unaware of literary work and history of literature.

Conclusions:
In the sphere of information security the comparative method is both a means of informational aggression (in case of violation of comparison rules application) and anti-manipulation means (if the comparison rules are followed).

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Sofiia Sokolova   
WSGE, Warszawa, 02-451 Warszawa, Ukraine
 
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