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The Ethics of Humour in Online Slavic Media Communication

Edited By

Lilia Duskaeva

ISBN 9780367689117
Published December 30, 2021 by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

The Ethics of Humour in Online Slavic Media Communication is devoted to research on how the rules of humour used online media are changing and how these changes rearrange the traditions of speech interaction in media communication.

The authors of the book are experienced researchers in the field of Slavic media linguistics and represent five neighbouring countries: Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Poland. The research in the volume is based on the data from Slavic languages. The diversity and, at the same time, relative proximity of Slavic languages make it possible to put separate studies into a wider comparative context, in order to reveal the general and ethno-cultural patterns in using means of communicative etiquette; it helps define the ethno-cultural factors behind the formation of such means. Speech practice of humour creation shows the creative potential of all languages, including the ones with a small number of speakers – Slovak and Belarusian, which have the status of state languages, but are strongly influenced by international languages (English and Russian).

This volume is a valuable resource for researchers in the field of Slavic studies.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Lilia Duskaeva (Russia, Saint-Petersburg State University)


Chapter 1. Theoretical Framework for the Analysis of the Ethics of Humour in Mass Media Discourse

Lilia Duskaeva (Russia, Saint-Petersburg State University)

Chapter 2. Multimodality of Internet-Mediated Communication Behaviour

Danuta Kępa-Figura (Poland, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University)

Part I. Ethical Evaluation of Humour in Mass Media

Chapter 3. Humour as Mockery

Lilia Duskaeva, Ksenia Shilikhina (Russia, Saint-Petersburg State University and Voronezh State University)

Chapter 4. Humour in Prank Telephone Conversations

Lilia Duskaeva, Ekaterina Shcheglova (Russia, Saint-Petersburg State University)

Chapter 5. Humour as Izdevka (Gibe)

Lilia Duskaeva, Liubov Ivanova (Russia, Saint-Petersburg State University)

Chapter 6. Humour as Evaluation of Poshlost' and Cynicism in the Speech of Others

Viktoria Vasileva (Russia, Saint-Petersburg State University)

Part II. Ethics of Online Humour in Slavic-Language Computer-Mediated Verbal Interaction

Chapter 7. Humour as a Provocation of Kpina (Mockery) and Wyszydzanie (Derision) in the Polish Political Segment of Twitter

Bogumił Gasek (Poland, University of Wroclaw)

Chapter 8. Humour as Zdzek in the Verbal Behaviour of the Participants of the Belarusian-Language Online Community

Тamara Pivavarchyk, Ina Minchuk (Belarus, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno)

Chapter 9. Uštipačnost' and Correctness in Slovak Online Humour

Nina Cingerová, Irina Dulebová (Slovakia, Comenius University in Bratislava)

Chapter 10. Humour of Solidarity in Russian-Speaking Discourse on Social Networking Groups in Lithuania

Anastasija Belovodskaja, Julija Korostenskienė (Lithuania, Vilnius University)

Concluding Remarks: Results of the Study

Lilia Duskaeva (Russia, Saint-Petersburg State University)

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Lilia Duskaeva is a Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Head of the Department of Media Linguistics at St. Petersburg State University, Head of the Media Linguistical Commission under the International Committee of Slavists (under UNESCO patronage), Honored Professor of the Beijing Second Foreign Language University, and Chief Editor of the international scientific journal Media Linguistics. She has published nearly 300 academic publications on linguopragmatics, functional stylistics, and media linguistics.