Precedent Phenomena as the Basis of Laughter Culture in the Internet Communication

Anna A. Ierusalimskaia, Elena P. Kartashova


Internet is a rapidly growing social media so the theoretical and practical issues connected to it have been widely studied by many disciplines including linguistics. Still there are some poorly covered areas. The purpose of this research is to identify the significant principles and rules of creating laughter moment in the Internet communication. The article shows how the main characteristics of the Internet (anonymity and carnivalization) influence the image of the user. The Internet space determines the verbal behavior of users who want to give their messages expressiveness and attract others’ users attention. One of the most popular ways of making users’ speech more expressive is stylistic language game based on precedent phenomena. The material of the article contains over 1600 extracts from public pages in the most popular social network vkontakte. This material allows to identify the main methods of creating comic effect employing precedent phenomena. All the selected extracts from social public pages have been analyzed and the results are presented in the article. This study may be useful for Russian language teachers in schools and universities.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s7p291

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