Persuasiveness in Political Discourse on Twitter
The article focuses on the question of new communication form appearance – the internet communication, namely political internet communication, that furthermore influenced the appearance of the new genres, among which we can find twitting. The active twitting usage with the communicative aim in political sphere puts the question about language learning namely about the means of expression of the persuasive language influence in the analyzed genre, as the persuasive language influence function is one of the most important functions in political internet-communication from psycholinguistic point of view.
The research process found out the range of verbal expression meanings of explicit and implicit persuasiveness. To the verbal meanings of implicit persuasiveness, we can refer the usage of imperatives and imperative constructions, explicit performatives, constructions with modal verbs, short sentences, and slogans.
The verbal meanings of implicit persuasiveness include rhetorical questions, affirmative sentences, and famous people’s citations. To the special language meanings, which encourage the influence on the addressee we also refer the usage of elliptical sentences, parcelation, repetition. The mostly used lexical and stylistic meanings, that encourage the fulfillment of the main purposes of political discourse is the usage of metaphor, metonymy, irony, personification and oxymoron. The research allowed us to come to conclusion, that the English-speaking political internet-communication is characterized with the usage of the same verbal appellation meanings as traditional communication. But we can also outline the meanings peculiar only to the internet communication and especially the twitting genre. For the research methodology we took out modern scientific conceptions. The research methodology was developed according the framework of genre study, psycholinguistics, 2.0, virtual genre study. According to the aim and tasks, general and linguistic research methods were used.
Arnold, I.V. (1990). Stilistika sovremennogo angliyskogo yazyka: (Stilistika dekodirovaniya) [Stylistics of modern English: (Decoding stylistics)]. Moscow : Prosveshcheniye [in Russian].
Barkovitch, A.A. (2015). Kompyuterno-oposredovannaya kommunikatsiya [Computer-mediated communication]. Vestnik Udmurtskogo universiteta. Seriya «Istoriya i filologiya» – Bulletin of Udmurt University. Series «History and Philology», 3, 97–101 [in Russian].
Baron, N.S. (1984). Computer mediated communication as a force in language change. Visible Language, XVIII (2), 118–141.
Baron, N.S. (2003). Language of the Internet. The Stanford Handbook for Language Engineers, (pp. 59–127). Stanford : CSLI Publications.
Baron, N.S. (2008). Always on. Language in an Online and Mobile World. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
Bronnikov, I.A. (2011). Osobennosti seti Internet kak formy politicheskoy kommunikatsii [Features of the Internet as a form of political communication]. Extended abstract of candidate`s thesis. Moscow : MosSU [in Russian].
Chudinov, A.P. (2003). Metaforicheskaya mozaika v sovremennoy politicheskoy kommunikatsii [Metaphorical mosaic in modern political communication]. Yekaterinbutg : UralSPU [in Russian].
Chudinov, A.P. (2012). Politicheskaya lingvistika: uchebnoye posobiye [Political linguistics: A student guide]. Moscow : Phlinta [in Russian].
Conover, M.D., Ratkiewicz, J., Francisco, M., Concalves, B., Flammini, A., & Menczer, F. (2011). Political polarization on Twitter. Proceedings of the fifth international AAAI conference on Weblogs and Social Media. Retrieved from http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM11/paper/view/2847/3275.
Crystal, D. (2011). Internet linguistics: A student guide. London and New York : Routledge. Taylor & Francis Group. 179 p.
Deneke, L. (2007). Computer-mediated communication: potential and actual effects on the English language. Saarbrücken : VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller. 140 p.
Didenko, M.A. (2001). Politicheskoye vystupleniye kak tip teksta [Political speech as a type of text]. Candidate’s thesis. Odessa : OdesNU [in Russian].
Goroshko, O.I. (2009). Ot psikholingvistiki 2.0 do psikholingvistiki 3.0: Quo Vadis? [From psycholinguistics 2.0 to psycholinguistics 3.0: Quo Vadis?]. Psikholingvistika – Psycholinguistics, 3, 108–124 [in Russian].
Goroshko, O.I. (2017). Internet linguistics: from metaphor to discipline? Aktualni napryamy suchasnoyi filolohiyi – Actual Fields of Modern Philology: Proceedings of the International Virtual Scientific and Practical Conference Dedicated to 15th Anniversary of the Foundation of the International Humanitarian University, (pp. 25–31). Odessa : OdesHU.
Goroshko, O.I., & Chevordov, Yu.A. (2017). Polityka 2.0 u diyi (sotsiolohichnyy vymir) [Politics 2.0 in use (sociological dimension]. Sotsialni komunikatsiyi: teoriya i praktyka – Social Communications: Theory and Practice, 5, 16–25 [in Ukrainian].
Haynes, A.A. (2009). Making an impression: New Media in the 2008 presidential nomination campaigns. P.S. Political Science and Politics, 42(1), 53–58. URL : https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096509090052
Herring, S.C. (1996). Computer-Mediated Communication: Linguistic, Social and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Pragmatics and Beyond series. Amsterdam : John Benjamins.
Herring, S.C. (2008). Language and the Internet. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Communication (pp. 2640–2645).
Herring, S.C. (2013). Discourse in Web 2.0: Familiar, reconfigured, and emergent. Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2011: Discourse 2.0: Language and new media. (pp. 1–25). Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press. Prepublication version. Retrieved from http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/GURT.2011.prepub.pdf.
Herring, S.C. (2014). Language and the Internet. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The concise encyclopedia of communication. Oxford, UK : Wiley-Blackwell. Prepublication version. Retrieved from http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/concise.pdf.
Herring, S.C. (2015). New frontiers in interactive multimodal communication. In A Georgapoulou & T. Spilloti (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of language and digital communication (pp. 398–402). London: Routledge.
Herring, S.C. & Androutsopoulos, J. (2015). Computer-mediated discourse 2.0. In D. Tannen, H. E. Hamilton, & D. Schiffrin (Eds.), The handbook of discourse analysis, Second Edition (pp. 127–151). Chichester, UK : John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved from http://info.ils.indiana.edu/~herring/herring.androutsopoulos.2015.pdf.
Himelboim, I., McCreery, S., & Smith, M. (2013). Birds of a feather tweet together: integrating network and content analyses to examine cross-ideology exposure on Twitter. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 18 (2), 40-60. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcc4.12001 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcc4.12001/full.
Internet World Stats (2018). Usage and Population Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm.
Kompantseva, L.F. (2008). Internet-lingvistika kognitivno-pragmaticheskiy i lingvokul'torologicheskiy podkhody [Internet-linguistics: cognitive-pragmatic and linguocultural approaches]. Lugansk : Znanie [in Russian].
Lehti, L., & Laippala, V. (2014). Style in French politicians’ blogs: degree of formality. Language@internet, 11. Retrieved from http://www.languageatinternet.org/articles/2014/lehti.
Morozova, O.N. (2011). Politicheskaya internet-kommunikatsiya : yeye rol, funktsii i formy [Political Internet-communication: its role, functions and forms]. Politicheskaya lingvistika – Political linguistics, 1(35), 156–161 [in Russian].
Page, R. (2012). The linguistics of self-branding and micro-celebrity in Twitter: the role of hashtags. Discourse and Communication, 6(2), 181–201.
Petlyuchenko, N.V. (2009). Kharyzmatyka: movna osobystist i dyskurs [Charismatics: the linguistic personality and discourse]. Odesa : Astroprint [in Ukrainian].
Popova, O.V. (2014). Peredvyborchyy dyskurs SSHA v dynamitsi anhliyskoyi movy seredyny XX – pochatku XXI stolit [Pre-election discourse of the USA in the dynamics of the English language in the middle of XX – beginning of the XXI centuries]. Extended abstract of candidate`s thesis. Sumy : SumSU [in Ukrainian].
Snelson, C. L. (2016). Qualitative and Mixed Methods Social Media Research: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Qualitative Methods, 15(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1609406915624574
Thurlow, C., Lengel, L., & Tomic, A. (2004). Computer-mediated communication. Newbury Park, CA : Sage.
Valgina, N.S. (2003). Teoriya teksta: uchebnoye posobiye [Text theory: a student guide]. Moscow : Logos [in Russian].
Vashyuk, T.M. (2014). Prahmatyko-funktsionalni vlastyvosti nimetskoho politychnoho dyskursu [Pragmatic and functional properties of German political discourse]. Extended abstract of candidate`s thesis. Lviv : LvivNU [in Ukrainian].
Abstract views: 119 PDF Downloads: 87
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.