Специфика выражений сочувствия в англоязычных комментариях к инстаграм постам раковых больных.

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The research paper deals with commentaries to Instagram posts of a cancer-affected celebrity sharing her experience of the disease. The author applies pragmalinguistic analysis and interpretation to reveal which linguistic means in messages of sympathy form the empathy discourse of media involving both the blogger and her followers. The analysis has revealed that expressions of sympathy for a cancer patient in social media may not address the author of the post, but rather the other commentators leaving their messages approximately the same time as the former. Thus, followers are more interested in comforting each other or themselves than supporting the victim. In fact, expressions of sympathy might be used as a means of raising awareness and addressing the cancer issue.
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)70-79
JournalФилологический аспект
Issue number9 (53)
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • commentaries
  • ideogram
  • messages of sympathy
  • polyphonic
  • social media
  • the empathy discourse of media
  • идеограмма
  • иллокутивный тип
  • комментарии
  • полифония
  • эмпатийный дискурс

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