Figurativeness as a feature of online linguistic behaviour: an example from BBC News Facebook comments

The article describes the results of a study investigating the behaviour of the users of one of the most popular social networking sites, namely Facebook. Specifically, it focuses on their treatment of Grice’s Conversational Maxims and Cooperative Principle – elements of the major theory accounting for figurativeness in language. The author analyses comments published under four pieces of news posted on BBC News Facebook profile. Prior to the description and analysis of the study, a brief overview of Grice’s theory of Conversational Implicature and the features of CMC as a communicative medium is presented.

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