In this paper we aim at analysing, from a pragmatic viewpoint, the rhetoric of delegitimization of the opponent in new media insofar as it triggers individual, uncontrolled and deep-rooted forms of communications. The communicative context is that of the political controversies and the propaganda around the Italian Elections of March 2018. Accusations of fake news, hate speech and other delegitimizing rhetorical tools occur within the messages distributed on social media by politicians. We are specifically interested in illustrating and examining the disposition/standpoint of public social actors, of politicians in particular, toward the (delegitimizing) effects of the spreading of foul language, hate speech and fake news as instruments for reshaping reality and introducing an alternative reading of facts.

Alternative truths and delegitimization pragmatic strategies around the 2018 Italian Elections / Baldi, Benedetta; Franco, Ludovico; Savoia, Leonardo Maria. - In: JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AGGRESSION AND CONFLICT. - ISSN 2213-1272. - STAMPA. - 7, 2:(2019), pp. 293-320. [10.1075/jlac.00029.bal]

Alternative truths and delegitimization pragmatic strategies around the 2018 Italian Elections

Baldi, Benedetta;Franco, Ludovico;Savoia, Leonardo Maria
2019

Abstract

In this paper we aim at analysing, from a pragmatic viewpoint, the rhetoric of delegitimization of the opponent in new media insofar as it triggers individual, uncontrolled and deep-rooted forms of communications. The communicative context is that of the political controversies and the propaganda around the Italian Elections of March 2018. Accusations of fake news, hate speech and other delegitimizing rhetorical tools occur within the messages distributed on social media by politicians. We are specifically interested in illustrating and examining the disposition/standpoint of public social actors, of politicians in particular, toward the (delegitimizing) effects of the spreading of foul language, hate speech and fake news as instruments for reshaping reality and introducing an alternative reading of facts.
7, 2
293
320
Baldi, Benedetta; Franco, Ludovico; Savoia, Leonardo Maria
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Alternative truths jlac.00029.bal Uscito il 27 11. 2019.pdf

Accesso chiuso

Tipologia: Pdf editoriale (Version of record)
Licenza: DRM non definito
Dimensione 1.48 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
1.48 MB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in FLORE sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/2158/1168821
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 1
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 1
social impact