The war of comments and nonstandard language. A study of polish political commentaries on social networks

  • Agnieszka Woch University of Lodz
Keywords: political commentary, war, non-standard language, dysphemisms, Twitter, Facebook

Abstract

The political context in Poland in 2015 and 2016 generated a veritable war of words, internet memes and comments between supporters and opponents of the ruling party. The objective of this article is to examine a corpus of political commentaries published by Polish Twitter and Facebook users between May 2015 and November 2016 in order to identify the language mechanisms used in the political struggle by public authorities and Internet users.

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Author Biography

Agnieszka Woch, University of Lodz

Assistant Professor

University of Łódź, Faculty of Philology, Institute of Romance Languages 

Published
2019-03-14
How to Cite
Woch, A. (2019). The war of comments and nonstandard language. A study of polish political commentaries on social networks. Linguistica, 58(1), 215-226. https://doi.org/10.4312/linguistica.58.1.215-226