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Such LoL: Linguistic Variety and Identity Construction in Internet Memes
Such LoL: Linguistic Variety and Identity Construction in Internet Memes

Author(s): Beata Bury
Subject(s): Semiotics / Semiology, Media studies, Computational linguistics, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: Internet meme; LOL speak; Doge speak; identity; language play;

Summary/Abstract: The Internet memes have become the object of interest among many researchers. Memes are a popular means of communication in the cyberspace. The users, who spend most of their free time on the Net, recognize memes’ graphic and textual codes and try to play with their original images. The Internet memes have taken over the Web and given rise to the new online language. The aim of this article is to analyse two popular Internet dialects, namely, Doge speak and LOL speak. The author analyses their form, construction and introduces both dialects as the expression of the collective Internet identity.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2017
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 81-90
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English