The Spontaneity of Emotions Challenged by the Internet: Expressing, Eliciting, Manipulating

Laura Ascone

Abstract


Due to the development of the computer-mediated communication, the expression of emotions has undergone significant changes. This paper proposes à linguistic analysis of the verbalisation of emotions on the Internet. The goal was to examine the way the expression of emotions can be exploited by the speaker. Therefore, the study was conducted on a propagandist discourse available on the Internet. More particularly, Dabiq and Dar al-Islam, the official online magazines published by the Islamic State, constituted the corpus of this analysis. This way, it was possible to investigate how emotions, which are spontaneous by nature, become carefully formulated productions.


Keywords


emotions; expression; Internet, propaganda

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2020.44.1.125-134
Data publikacji: 2020-05-01 01:07:19
Data złożenia artykułu: 2019-10-01 10:49:43


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