Panel at IPrA 2023

Call for panel “(Im)politeness on written discussion websites: Relational work in Reddit-esque communication” at IPrA 2023, 9–14 July Brussels, Belgium is open.
(Convenors: D. Dayter & T.C. Messerli )

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 November 2022.

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Paper by Messerli & Dayter at DRDHum 2022

The following paper has been accepted and we are excited to present it in Jyväskylä in December:

Messerli, Thomas C., & Dayter Daria (2022, December): Persuasion and Persuadability: Positioning of original poster opinions on R/changemyview as changeable. Conference paper. Digital Research Data and Human Sciences (DRDHum) – Diversity of Methods and Materials. Jyväskylä, Finland, 1–3 December 2022.

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Paper by Messerli & Dayter at SS24

We will present the following paper in Gent in July, 2022:
Messerli, Thomas C., & Dayter Daria (2022, July): Change my view about language: Language awareness on the subreddit r/changemyview. Conference paper. SS24. Sociolinguistic Symposium 2022 – “Inside and beyond boundaries”. Ghent, Belgium, and online, 13–16 July 2022.

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Panel at DH2022 accepted!

Our second panel at the Digital Humanities conference 2022 has been accepted!

While it is a shame we cannot travel to Tokyo, we will present our work online 25-29 July 2022.

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Panel at EPICS X accepted!

Our panel at EPICS X International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics has been accepted.

We will be in Sevilla between 23–25 May, 2022, to present our work!



Changed and unchanged views: A corpus of persuasive practices on the subreddit CMV

Thomas C. Messerli (University of Basel)

30 November, 2021

This talk explores aspects of corpus building for a particular purpose and of corpus-based linguistic pragmatic research on the example of data from the subreddit CMV, where original posters invite commenters to change their view.

In lecture series Linguistik im digitalen Zeitalter (‘linguistics in the digital age’, organised by Heike Behrens).