Lard-eaters, gay-ropeans, sheeple and prepositions: lexical and syntactic devices employed to position the other in Russian online political forums

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dc.contributor.author Devlin, Anne Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-02T09:10:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-02T09:10:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-25
dc.identifier.citation Devlin, A. M. (2016) “Lard-eaters, gay-ropeans, sheeple and prepositions: lexical and syntactic devices employed to position the other in Russian online political forums”, Russian Journal of Communication, 9(1), pp. 53-70. doi:10.1080/19409419.2016.1219642 en
dc.identifier.volume 9 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 53 en
dc.identifier.endpage 70 en
dc.identifier.issn 1940-9419
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4415
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/19409419.2016.1219642
dc.description.abstract The study focuses on the linguistic means employed by Russians in online political message boards to position both the political self and the political other in a time of crisis. It investigates how insults and the prepositional choice of either v/na + Ukraine were used to demarcate socio-political identity boundaries. The paper highlights the typologically different insults used by each group to position the other politically and then proceeds to examine how prepositional choice is employed to position the political self. Data were gathered from two online news platforms – svoboda.org and slon.ru – dating from the beginning of February 2014 to the end of March 2014 and focus on the discourse of two polarised political groups of commenters – pro-Kremlin and anti-Kremlin. It is a mixed methodological approach drawing on comments posted in response to 361 articles by 476 separate posters. The data are subsequently analysed according to positioning theory within the paradigm of computer-mediated discourse. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis Group en
dc.rights © 2016, Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Russian Journal of Communication on 25th November, 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/ 10.1080/19409419.2016.1219642 en
dc.subject Political identity en
dc.subject Insults en
dc.subject Online discourse en
dc.subject Message boards en
dc.subject Russian en
dc.title Lard-eaters, gay-ropeans, sheeple and prepositions: lexical and syntactic devices employed to position the other in Russian online political forums en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Anne Marie Devlin, Speech And Hearing Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: amdevlin@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2018-05-25
dc.date.updated 2017-08-02T08:14:59Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Russian Journal of Communication en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress amdevlin@ucc.ie en


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