This paper offers a corpus-based study of a characteristic identity of computer-mediated communication, internet troll, embedded in the framework of cognitive pragmatics and the theory of practice. On the basis of a qualitative and quantitative analysis of two hundred discourse segments created between 2010 and 2012 in forty Hungarian political blogs, the paper discusses positive identity practices on the basis of which some participants actually identify other participants as trolls. Also, it accounts for why there are no negative identity practices by the help of which contributors to political blogs might signal for one another that they do not participate in the actual discourse as trolls.
|Translated title of the contribution||The construction of internet troll as an identity in the discourses of political blogs|
|Number of pages||40|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|