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Overlexicalization

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Overlexicalization refers to the repetitions of words in order to emphasise a certain concept or definition. It is a process where words are used to persuade and accentuate something within discourse. Often, these words are quasi-synonymous - referring to the same thing in a slightly different tone - and give a sense of overcompleteness. Overlexicalization can be recognised when words are placed within a discourse which aims to persuade and cause to believe in something.

Junk News

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news spread that is only time-consuming and addicting but not relevant (Venturini, 2019)

Intertextuality

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Intertextuality occurs whenever we observe material from one text occur in other texts, explicitly as well as implicitly.

Indexicality

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Meaning that emerges out of text-context relations. Apart from (often) having a denotational meaning, linguistic and other signs are indexical in that they suggest metapragmatic, metalinguistic, metadiscursive features of meaning. Thus, an utterance may indexically invoke social norms, roles, identities.

Frame

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A frame is a set of meaningful signs connected to specific types of social action. Together they create a 'logic' of action and make the action understandable for those involved in it.

Formats

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Formats are recognizably patterned forms of behavior, subject to norms and judged accordingly by others.

Ethnography

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Ethnography can be defined as the small-scale study of human behavior through "clinical" observation and intersubjective participation.

Linguicism

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Linguicism is language discrimination or language racism, the discrimination of speakers of a certain language.

Discourse

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Discourse can be seen as language-in-action, something that is effectively used in communication.

It's Giving Gay? - On the discourse about Shawn Mendes' sexuality

Paper
Jitske Verhagen
06/05/2022
10 minutes to read

In this paper, the discourse that emerged as a result of Shawn Mendes saying 'it's giving Cher' in his Vogue Met Gala video will be analysed. A look will be taken into why this led to people thinking he must be queer.

K-pop idol BTS Jimin and Oli London

Being transracial: how fluid is the cultural category of race?

Paper
Iris Olde Hampsink
09/05/2022
13 minutes to read

This article analyzes the discourse surrounding transracial identities by examining the multimodal and indexical qualities of Oli London's YouTube video 'Being KOREAN...', a fan's 'coming out', and two anti-transracial comments.

Witch in the woods

#Hexit: witches in Dutch political discourse

Paper
Ruben den Boer
28/02/2022
13 minutes to read

Witches are hardly political figures, but their name and likeliness are used in Dutch political discourse, for example in the hashtag #hexit. So, what actually is the discursive function of witches is in Dutch political discourse?

The Pro-Choice Movement: A brief ideological history of abortion

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Iris Olde Hampsink
18/03/2022
17 minutes to read

In this article, the historical background of the contemporary American abortion battle will be discussed, going in-depth on the fight between its two ideologies; pro-choice and pro-life.

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The rising responsibilities of Twitch as a social platform

Article
Marloes Schraver
29/11/2021
11 minutes to read

A short article analyzing the responsibility of social platforms like Twitch and the politics this responsibility is connected to. Written with a focus on social media platforms' ability to censor without much repercussions.

Fansubbers in China: A “Promethean community” in a gray zone

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Chen Li
22/02/2021
14 minutes to read

The community of fansubbers in China induces both admiration and criticism from the public. This article explores the identity-making and controversies induced by fansubbers in today's globalization and digital world.

Joe Biden wins 2020 presidential elections with the help of black voters

Joe Biden, George Floyd and #BLM: how Biden won the race for presidency.

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Nikki Lavrijssen
12/02/2021
19 minutes to read

This article demonstrates how presidential candidate Joe Biden profited from George Floyd's death and the consequent rise of the #BLM movement by using the situation to win over Black voters.  An analysis of his tweets reveals how he did this.