Implementation Of The Genre Model In The Internet Forum


The virtualization of social reality, mediated by Internet technologies, significantly transforms, turns it into a new, previously non-existent reality. Virtual discourse requires special attention, which implies thorough examination of various linguistic features: morphological, syntactical, lexical, textual, and communicative. The possibility of applying the notions of a genre and a generic classification with respect to virtual discourse is in the focus of the present paper. In accordance with one of the linguistic convictions, no piece of speech is produced as genre-independent. People belonging to any socio-cultural community develop characteristically patterned ways of language use. Different non-virtual spheres of human communication or discourses as their linguistic correlates are generically stratified. Systemic-functional theory of language treats genres as social constructs facilitating human interaction. The present paper is concerned with a communicative pragmatic genre model comprising five constituent members. These constituent members may be present in texts of any genre, but their composition and configuration vary. In order to give answers to the question whether the Internet communicative space can be seen as genre-dependent, the Internet forum, one of the Internet communication tools, is being looked into through the prism of a five-member model. The obtained results are being discussed against the background of traditional non-virtual spheres of language use.

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Tyryguina, V. A. (2022). Implementation Of The Genre Model In The Internet Forum. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 607-613). European Publisher.