International journal
ISSN 2311-0759 (Online)
ISSN 2311-0740 (Print)

Internet communication

An Internet comment as a speech genre: Axiological aspect

The article presents the analysis of evaluation in the speech genre “Internet comment” and focuses on the ways and means of its expression. The research is based on the comments on Instagram (organization banned on the territory of the Russian Federation) posts about sports, namely figure skating. The authors of the article define two relevant factors determining axiological characteristics of the Internet comment: anonymity of Internet communication and the desire of many users to stand out from other commentators.

Internet memes in the structure of comic speech genres

The article describes the Internet memes that are widely used in the Internet sphere as a part of the comic speech genres. Internet memes are considered a specific type of precedent phenomena. The possibilities of achieving comic effect and identifying the speech genres that incorporate Internet memes are defined as a coincidence of elements of the cultural background of communicants and common presuppositions.

Genre individuality of Instagram social net

The article presents an analysis of the Instagram Internet service genre features. The place and importance of Instagram among Internet communication social services are discussed.

Genre individuality of steb in internet communication

The research is devoted to the consideration of mockery as a contemporary communicative phenomenon. The article describes trends of the modification in the genre mass media field, a characterization of some sociocultural background and preconditions of mockery’s origin is discussed, two variants of mockery – intellectual and marginal – are distinguished. Mockery as a sociocultural phenomenon appears as a result of carnivalization, critical evaluation and parody, which are based on the means of the comic – irony, satire, sarcasm.


The article contains the definition of the speech genre “conversation in a messenger”, the causes of its detachment from other genres of Internet communication. A generalized portrait of the speech genre “conversation in a messenger”was created by applying the method of modeling widely used in modern linguistic genre studies, which involves the synthesis of extralinguistic and linguistic characteristics of the speech genre.


The article presents the analysis of some means of linguistic creativity in posts of Russian Facebook subscribers, professionally connected with the word (journalists, liguists, literary critics, psychologists, writers, etc.). Among the most popular and efficient devices there are erratives, graphic accentuation, joined-up words, ellipsis, abbreviations, puns, word creation, English inclusions, borrowed English word-forming models, lituratives.

New Genres of Internet Communication (based on Demotivators and Memes)

The article attempts to consider new forms of Internet communication in terms of their genre affiliation. The research is focused on memes and demotivators, which are widely spread on social networks, but not always differentiated by users. The authors of the article conducted an online survey in order to find out what users of social networks understand by a meme and a demotivator, for what purpose, in what situation and who they send them to, how they react when they receive them.

Speech Genres of the Russian Language Segment of Instagram Social Network

The article considers issues related to speech genres in the new global areas of communication, which, in the first place, includes the Internet. Taking into account the main parameters of structuring the genre space of network discourse (V. I. Karasik, E. I. Go­roshko), the author identifies and describes the genre characteristics of the social network Instagram, which is one of the most popular platforms for communi­cation, self-­presentation, promotion and sales.

Speech genre theory through the prism of modern linguistics

The article deals with the status of the speech genres theory (SGT) and its contribution to the development of modern linguistics. In his polemical article Professor V. V. Dementyev argues that SGT is characterized by the wide range of research problems, a close connection with such academic domains as the theory of speech acts, colloquial studies, discourse analysis, linguistic personology and other areas that study a human and their language.