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Online Hate Speech in the European Union

A Discourse-Analytic Perspective

  • Offers unique insights on online hate speech by combining discourse analytic and corpus linguistics methods

  • Presents the findings from the EU co-funded C.O.N.T.A.C.T. research project, targeting hate speech and hate crime across a number of EU member states

  • Focuses on online reactions to news items and reveals the folk perception of online hate speech

Open Access
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Linguistics book series (SBIL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Stavros Assimakopoulos, Fabienne H. Baider, Sharon Millar
    Pages 1-16 Open Access
  3. Stavros Assimakopoulos, Fabienne H. Baider, Sharon Millar
    Pages 17-23 Open Access
  4. Stavros Assimakopoulos, Fabienne H. Baider, Sharon Millar
    Pages 25-52 Open Access
  5. Stavros Assimakopoulos, Fabienne H. Baider, Sharon Millar
    Pages 53-85 Open Access
  6. Stavros Assimakopoulos, Fabienne H. Baider, Sharon Millar
    Pages 87-90 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license and reports on research carried out as part of the European Union co-funded C.O.N.T.A.C.T. project which targeted hate speech and hate crime across a number of EU member states. It showcases the bearing that discourse analytic research can have on our understanding of this phenomenon that is a growing global cause for concern.

 

Although ‘hate speech’ is often incorporated in legal and policy documents, there is no universally accepted definition, which in itself warrants research into how hatred is both expressed and perceived. The research project synthesises discourse analytic and corpus linguistics techniques, and presents its key findings here. The focus is especially on online comments posted in reaction to news items that could trigger discrimination, as well as on the folk perception of online hate speech as revealed through semi-structured interviews with young individuals across the various partner countries.

Keywords

hate speech research discourse analysis of social media corpus linguistics methods C.O.N.T.A.C.T. project European Union hate speech in reaction to news racism in online comments forum discourse analytic research Open Access

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Linguistics and Language TechnologyUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta
  2. 2.Department of French and European StudiesUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  3. 3.Department of Language and CommunicationUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Online Hate Speech in the European Union
  • Book Subtitle A Discourse-Analytic Perspective
  • Authors Stavros Assimakopoulos
    Fabienne H. Baider
    Sharon Millar
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Linguistics
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Linguistics
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72604-5
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-72603-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-72604-5
  • Series ISSN 2197-0009
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-0017
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 90
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Discourse Analysis
    Corpus Linguistics
    Social Media
    Social Justice, Equality and Human Rights
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