Metadiscourse in Positioning Member(ship)s and Identities on Online Communities

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While the role of metadiscourse in positioning the reader and the audience has been explored in academic writing, our understanding of metadiscourse in online communication remains lacking despite the volume of interaction that occurs online. To fill this gap, this paper will investigate the use of metadiscourse in online communities, virtual settings where internet users discuss a certain shared interest with minimal face-to-face contact (Angouri, 2015). As metadiscourse is a tool for positioning the self in relation to both the audience and the topic at hand, studying metadiscourse in contributions by online community participants can shed light on how they construct themselves as members of a community with a shared setting and identity despite the highly anonymised setting. This paper applies Ken Hyland’s (2005) model of metadiscourse in a discourse analysis on how the participants of online communities use metadiscourse for constructing or negotiating a shared community identity by, for example, referring to the community’s shared space, goal or knowledge. As a case study, the paper analyses the use of metadiscourse in the alt-right community across three platforms: Twitter.com, Reddit.com and Tumblr.com. Comparisons across the three digital platforms allows for insights in how the functions of metadiscourse vary depending on the affordances offered by the platform, such as the modes of interaction and the searchability of content. On the other hand, the paper presents suggestions for how metadiscursive functions from academic genres can be re-interpreted in the context of the highly interactive genre of online discussions. References: Angouri, J. (2015). Online communities and communities of practice. In Georgakopoulou,A. & Spilioti,T. (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication. Abingdon: Routledge,323-338. Hyland, K.(2005). Metadiscourse: Exploring Interaction in Writing. London:Continuum.
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TilaJulkaistu - 29 kesäkuuta 2019
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Tapahtuma Metadiscourse Across Genres Conference: Metadiscourse in Digital Communication: What has changed? - University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italia
Kesto: 27 kesäkuuta 201929 kesäkuuta 2019
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Konferenssi Metadiscourse Across Genres Conference
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Ajanjakso27/06/201929/06/2019
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Biri, Y. (2019). Metadiscourse in Positioning Member(ship)s and Identities on Online Communities. Julkaisun esittämispaikka: Metadiscourse Across Genres Conference, Bergamo, Italia.
Biri, Ylva. / Metadiscourse in Positioning Member(ship)s and Identities on Online Communities. Julkaisun esittämispaikka: Metadiscourse Across Genres Conference, Bergamo, Italia.
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Biri, Y 2019, 'Metadiscourse in Positioning Member(ship)s and Identities on Online Communities' Artikkeli esitetty Metadiscourse Across Genres Conference, Bergamo, Italia, 27/06/2019 - 29/06/2019, .

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