Verbal attacks on fotball players in the discourse of the internet users Cover Image

Les attaques verbales visant les footballeurs dans le discours des internautes
Verbal attacks on fotball players in the discourse of the internet users

Author(s): Andrzej Napieralski
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Sociolinguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: football; lexicology; discourse analysis; Internet; sociolinguistics, internet commentary; insults; youth speech

Summary/Abstract: The insult is broadly a word that may be offensive. However, it is not rare that it is the situation that determines the offensive character of a word or phrase that is not offensive without context.We can say that the speech that is insulting is that calculation of the meaning of a statement when it is not up to the usual lexical axiology. We intend to show how insults are created in the comments of users in articles about football. Because the traditional methods of insulting footballers during football games like the “bad words” are prohibited on the Internet, a bypass system to depreciate the player was established. Words and phrases responsible for these outrages are created by lexicogenical processes (e.g. the portmanteau thauvinthon from the player’s name Florian Thauvin and the word marathon) and figures of speech (e.g. ironical comparison to an other player: un grand joueur comme ben arfa mdr, comparison une charrette, un mercenaire or metathesis title of the article “Aidons Thauvin à avoir le déclic” which provides: Aidons Thauvic à avoir le déclin).

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 305-317
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: French
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