Vocês vão sair a bem ou a mal: an examination of (im)polite forms of address online in european portuguese

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Abstract

This article examines forms of address in European Portuguese online and their potential to convey, or facilitate, verbal aggression. Departing from an incident at Bairro da Jamaica in the outskirts of Lisbon, in January 2019, where police were filmed attacking residents, two corpora are constituted based on comments left on YouTube and online Portuguese broadsheets. The analysis of the data shows that forms of address are important devices to facilitate verbal aggression and impoliteness; that online platforms cannot be seen homogeneously but rather as specific contexts imposing specific discursive constraints; and that issues of identity and cognition are fundamental aspects to be developed in future research attempts into forms of address.
Translated title of the contributionVocês vão sair a bem ou a mal: uma análise de formas de tratamento (in)delicadas online em português europeu
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-97
Number of pages27
JournalCadernos de Linguagem e Sociedade
Volume20
Issue numberEspecial
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Forms of address
  • European Portuguese
  • (Im)politeness
  • Verbal aggression

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