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Research Interests

My broad research interests cover corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and the study of computer-mediated communication. In my PhD project at Lancaster University, I analysed the discourses around trolling in the comment threads of British and Hungarian political blogs, focusing on the actions, aims, and motives that users associate with perceived trolling. My postdoctoral project at the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics looks at the extent to which trolling accusations might indicate the presence of potential criminal behaviour, such as hate speech or harassment, from the accused trolls’ part in British and Hungarian online political discussions.


PhD in Linguistics, Lancaster University, UK

MA in Hungarian Language and Literature, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

BA in Hungarian Language, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Contact Details

Room: NW919

Email: m.petyko@aston.ac.uk


  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • corpus linguistics
  • pragmatics
  • discourse analysis
  • computer-mediated communication
  • trolling

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Research Output

  • 6 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

The discursive construction of trolling on British and Hungarian political blogs

Petyko, M., 2019, (Unpublished) 321 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

  • The motives attributed to trolls in metapragmatic comments on three Hungarian left-wing political blogs

    Petyko, M., 27 Aug 2018, In : Pragmatics. 28, 3, p. 391-416

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Troll

    Petyko, M., 2018, The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet. Wharf, B. (ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, Vol. 3. p. 880-882 3 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

    “You’re trolling because…” – A Corpus-based Study of Perceived Trolling and Motive Attribution in the Comment Threads of Three British Political Blogs

    Petyko, M., 2 Nov 2017, Proceedings of the 5th Conference on CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities (cmccorpora17). p. 56-60 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access