Ways of communicating emotional stance in online disagreements

Langlotz, Andreas and Locher, Miriam A.. (2012) Ways of communicating emotional stance in online disagreements. Journal of pragmatics, 44 (12). pp. 1591-1606.

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Online disagreements constitute a particularly interesting and relevant testing ground to explore different ways of communicating emotional stance (Mateosian, 2005). Our qualitative and quantitative analysis of 120 English postings from the MailOnline has revealed the notable presence of emotional stance through conceptual implication, explicit expression, and emotional description. While this quantitative survey can neither be regarded as comprehensive nor conclusive, we consider it as a first step towards detecting and categorizing different ways of expressing emotion in online and offline linguistic data. We suggest that a quantitative survey is complemented with a qualitative discussion to account for the complex and dynamic interaction between conceptual, relational and affective meaning. This speaks for a discursive approach for studying emotional stance in conflict and disagreements.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > English Linguistics (Locher)
UniBasel Contributors:Locher, Miriam A. and Langlotz, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Also published in: Theorising disagreement. - Amsterdam : North-Holland. - S. 1591-1606 -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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