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Full Title: Discourses of Aggression in Greek Digital Communication

Short Title: Gr-CMC-Disc
Location: London, United Kingdom
Start Date: 07-Sep-2017 - 09-Sep-2017
Contact: Ourania Hatzidaki
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Meeting Description: Workshop title: Discourses of Aggression and Violence in Greek Digital Communication

Convenor: Ourania Hatzidaki, Hellenic Air Force Academy

Held in the context of the 13th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (ICGL13), 7-9 September 2017, University of Westminster, UK.

This workshop aims at exploring the multifaceted relationship between language and aggression/violence, with a special focus on the discourse of Greek users of social media and other means of computer-mediated communication (CMC).

Aggressive and even violent language abounds in digital communication, notably in the social media. Crucial affordances making the online environment conducive to verbal aggression are (perceived) anonymity, physical distance, invisibility, (relative) lack of accountability, amplification by viraling, guilt free exploitation of people’s voluntary self-exposure etc. Such features render online environments fertile breeding ground for the phenomenon of toxic disinhibition (Suler 2004), resulting in a multitude of forms of (often excessive) verbal aggression.


Suler, John. 2004. “The online disinhibition effect.” CyberPsychology & Behavior 7(3), 321-326.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: Greek, Modern
LL Issue: 28.363

This is a session of the following meeting:
13th International Conference on Greek Linguistics

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