Social media discourse – cohesion and conflict in religious and non-religious comments and discussion on YouTube.

Jo’s research focus is on the linguistic methods used by members of religious (theist, or faith-based) and anti-religious or non-religious social media discourse communities when they engage with arguments for and against their beliefs, and interact with people from their own and opposing groups. Primarily of interest are how these interactive frames are situated within dominant discourses, and which linguistic devices and discourse strategies are used in comments and threaded discussions to signal stance or orientation towards the perceived argument or message.

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Linguistics, sociolinguistics