Category: Language&Media

How pronouns help attract online audiences

This is a repost of an article published on the blog “Researching Digital Media” in February 2019. “Researching Digital Media” is managed by Professor Camilla Vásquez, a discourse analyst and sociolinguist from the University of South Florida (Department of World Languages). The author of the blog post is Katharina Lohmann,...


On how to be racist

— Don’t worry, this is not an actual tutorial but looks at how racism is part of social media postings and how we perceive that.


#Instaslang – All you need to know about hashtags

#Followme, OMG!, plz retweet!, Tnx, XO. Do you use these language terms chatting online as well? Social networking has become an essential part of our everyday communication. There are many different social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Snapchat. In our blog, we would like to focus on Instagram communication. Instagram,...

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