Digital user comments in online newspapers: analysis of consistency and interactivity

  • Publication type: Article
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  • Journal: Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación
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  • Year: 2020
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  • authors: Remei González,
  • elbec members involved: Remei González

User digital comments in online newspapers are a fairly common discursive genre in computer-mediated communication. This paper analyzes the discursive practice in user comments in digital newspapers. Particularly, it starts from the analysis of the communicative context, based on Dell Hymes’ Speaking model (1972) and Teun van Dijk’s (1993, 2001) hypothesis of the sociocognitive model of the context. After that, structural units linked to the comment, in relation to the notion of hypertextuality, and the superstructure of the news’ website and the comment are examined. Finally, the digital interaction is analyzed through the system of succession of turns and types of interventions or moves, applying the descriptive model of the conversation by Beatriz Gallardo (1996), in a corpus conformed by thirty-six comments in a digital