Internet Pragmatics

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ORCID logoChaoqun Xie | Zhejiang International Studies University | internetpragmatics at
ORCID logoFrancisco Yus | University of Alicante, Spain
Review Editor
ORCID logoSanna-Kaisa Tanskanen | University of Helsinki, Finland

A huge amount of communication is nowadays carried out on the internet, as is reflected in online social networking sites, instant messaging interactions and the emergence of norms of production and interpretation in online communities as regards the discursive construction of digital selves, digital communicative action and digital codes of interaction, among other interfaces for virtual interaction. Internet Pragmatics was launched as a response to the emerging challenges of applying pragmatic perspectives to internet or technologically mediated interaction. The journal provides a unique, fully peer-reviewed forum dedicated to cutting-edge research into internet pragmatics, examining how people use the internet and social media to fulfill their communicative needs, and how those virtual interactions entail pragmatic implications on human relationships, identities and social or professional collectivities. It also seeks to explore and expound how online communication is both similar to and different from offline interaction, how the online world and the offline world are both distinct and inseparable but also intertwined in a number of ways, and how online or digital identities impact on people’s language use in offline interaction and vise versa.

Internet Pragmatics promotes interdisciplinary dialogue and interface studies between pragmatics and other fields including but not limited to sociology, media studies, digital communication, discourse analysis, cognitive science, anthropology, psychology, philosophy and even neuroscience. The journal intends to contribute to a better and deeper understanding of language use and interaction in cyberspace and of human beings in and across mediated contexts.

Internet Pragmatics publishes its articles Online First.

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ISSN: 2542-3851 | E-ISSN: 2542-386X
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Latest articles

4 June 2024

  • The invitation game : Strategies for launching the prospect of meeting in Danish Tinder chats between male and female users
    Elisabeth Muth Andersen | IP 7:1 (2024) p. 7
  • Introduction : Interactional analysis of social action in online interaction
    Valeria Sinkeviciute | IP 7:1 (2024) pp. 1–6
  • 3 June 2024

  • “Resident superhero” : Community veneration on Facebook
    Kerry Mullan | IP 7:1 (2024) p. 63
  • 28 May 2024

  • Multimodal joint fantasising as a category‑implicative and category‑relations‑implicative action in online multi‑party interaction
    Valeria Sinkeviciute | IP 7:1 (2024) pp. 101–136
  • 13 May 2024

  • Being sensible is now a radical concept I LOVE that quote haha : Quotations in political speeches and user comments
    Anita Fetzer
  • 4 March 2024

  • “I’m only half Korean but I can relate to a lot of what you said” : YouTube comments as second stories in response to “lunchbox moment” narrative videos
    Hanwool Choe Cynthia Gordon | IP 7:1 (2024) pp. 35–62
  • 15 February 2024

  • Flirting and winking in Tinder chats : Emoji, ambiguity, and sequential actions
    Will Gibson
  • 6 February 2024

  • Humorous but hateful : Linguistic impoliteness and visual dysphemism in anti-Muslim memes
    Thulfiqar H. Altahmazi
  • 9 January 2024

  • Bonjour la famille! Linguistic strategies for relationship maintenance in African online communities
    Carmen Pérez-Sabater Ginette Maguelouk-Moffo
  • 3 January 2024

  • Online public denunciation as recursive social practice
    Michael Haugh | IP 7:1 (2024) pp. 161–191
  • 22 December 2023

  • “Facebook’s about to know, Karen” : Mobilising social media to sanction public conduct
    Linda Walz , Jack B. Joyce Natalie Flint | IP 7:1 (2024) pp. 137–160
  • 14 November 2023

  • Parody against hate speech : On how political hate speech can be fought by turning the world upside down
    Marco Trigoso | IP 6:2 (2023) pp. 259–284
  • 17 October 2023

  • Semiotic excess in memes : From postdigital creativity to social violence
    Albin Wagener | IP 6:2 (2023) pp. 239–258
  • Maria Economidou-Kogetsidis , Milica Savić Nicola Halenko (eds). 2021. Email Pragmatics and Second Language Learners
    Reviewed by Xinru Ding | IP 6:2 (2023) pp. 285–291
  • 10 October 2023

  • Introduction : Hate speech in online media
    Mélanie Buchart , Anton Granvik Hartmut E. H. Lenk | IP 6:2 (2023) pp. 149–155
  • 3 October 2023

  • Haters in the spotlight : Gender and socially unacceptable Facebook comments
    Kristina Pahor de Maiti , Jasmin Franza Darja Fišer | IP 6:2 (2023) pp. 173–196
  • 2 October 2023

  • When your neighbor becomes a threat : How COVID-19 divided a community in online discussions
    Mari Pakkala-Weckström | IP 6:2 (2023) pp. 219–238
  • 22 September 2023

  • Neil Sadler . 2022. Fragmented Narrative: Telling and Interpreting Stories in the Twitter Age
    Reviewed by Melike Akay | IP 6:2 (2023) pp. 292–297
  • 18 September 2023

  • Linguistic and discursive properties of hate speech and speech facilitating the expression of hatred : Evidence from Finnish and French online discussion boards
    Simo K. Määttä | IP 6:2 (2023) pp. 156–172
  • 15 September 2023

  • A pragmatic and discourse analysis of hate words on social media
    Mattia Retta | IP 6:2 (2023) pp. 197–218
  • 20 July 2023

  • Psychophysiological effects of evaluative language use on Twitter complaints and compliments
    Nicolas Ruytenbeek , Jens Allaert Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt
  • 30 May 2023

  • How to get more views : An analysis of metadiscoursal and discoursal linguistic cues in Arabic clickbait headlines
    Mohammed Nahar Al-Ali , Meera B. Sahawneh Safaa M. Hamzeh
  • 4 April 2023

  • Roberta Piazza . 2021. The Discursive Construction of Identity and Space Among Mobile People
    Reviewed by Tian Chen Yu Chen | IP 6:1 (2023) pp. 134–138
  • 30 March 2023

  • Marco Mazzone . 2018. Cognitive Pragmatics: Mindreading, Inferences, Consciousness
    Reviewed by Wenjin Xu Bingyun Li | IP 6:1 (2023) pp. 139–148
  • IssuesOnline-first articles

    Volume 7 (2024)

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    Volume 5 (2022)

    Volume 4 (2021)

    Volume 3 (2020)

    Volume 2 (2019)

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    Advisory Board
    Jenny Arendholz | University of Munich, Germany
    ORCID logoBrook Bolander | Monash University, Australia
    ORCID logoPatricia Bou-Franch | University of Valencia, Spain
    ORCID logoJan Chovanec | Masaryk University, Czech Republic
    ORCID logoDaria Dayter | Tampere University, Finland
    ORCID logoAnita Fetzer | University of Augsburg, Germany
    ORCID logoPilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich | University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
    Gu Yueguo | Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
    ORCID logoClaire Hardaker | Lancaster University, UK
    ORCID logoMichael Haugh | University of Queensland, Australia
    Ziran He | Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
    ORCID logoTheresa Heyd | FU Berlin, Germany
    Christian R. Hoffmann | University of Augsburg, Germany
    Gang Hong | Zhejiang International Studies University, China
    ORCID logoAndreas H. Jucker | University of Zurich, Switzerland
    ORCID logoMiriam A. Locher | University of Basel, Switzerland
    Nuria Lorenzo-Dus | University of Swansea, UK
    ORCID logoRuth Page | University of Birmingham, UK
    ORCID logoCaroline Tagg | The Open University, UK
    Elda Weizman | Bar Ilan University, Israel
    ORCID logoMichele Zappavigna | The University of New South Wales, Australia
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    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics