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POSITION OF MEMES IN TROLLS: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF INTERNET TROLLS IN THE CONTEXT OF SCRIPT BASED SEMANTIC THEORY OF HUMOUR

ASWATHY MAHESWARAN, DR. SUJARANI MATHEW.

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- Internet trolls are the most innovative yet hilarious side of the virtual world where tech savvies tryout their creativity. Society has reached the point where there exists no boundaries between humanworld and virtual reality. This lack of distinction between the two worlds has enabled technology to intrude even in the language of homo sapiens. In addition to the oral and written form of language they have invented a new sign system to communicate in a morerelaxed manner likethe lingos of internet,emojis,stickers and memes. Though it has been invented for entertainment purpose, the acceptance of internet trolls even in the official sectors inspires man to exert much energy in creating, sharing and understanding memes. Since Internet trolls have grown large enough to deal with serious matters like politics and other social discourses, they reduce the space for alphabets and that space has been accorded to memes. But the presence of meme enabled trolls to present their ideas in more precise, effective and also in a hilarious way. This paper is an attempt to analyse the structure and nature of internet trolls in the context of humour. Using the Script Based Semantic theory, put forwarded by VictorRaskin, the nature and functions of words and memes in a troll text and different types of communication it contributesis analysed and studied.
SSTH is perhaps one of the few theories to analyze the linguistic behaviour of humour texts. By delineating the various criteria put forwarded by the linguist for a humour text, each element in the internet troll can be identified,compared and contrasted with otherones in the same text. This paper also gives a short introduction to the origin and growth of the ‘meme’ and how it expressesits linguistic natureas different from the status of a single short image,within a troll text, is also manifested here.

Key words: Memes, Internet trolls, SSTH, script, text, script oppositions, overlapping, semantic triggers, ambiguity, contradictory trigger.


 
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ASWATHY MAHESWARAN, DR. SUJARANI MATHEW. POSITION OF MEMES IN TROLLS: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF INTERNET TROLLS IN THE CONTEXT OF SCRIPT BASED SEMANTIC THEORY OF HUMOUR. EEO. 2021; 20(5): 4812-4817. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.05.534


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ASWATHY MAHESWARAN, DR. SUJARANI MATHEW. POSITION OF MEMES IN TROLLS: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF INTERNET TROLLS IN THE CONTEXT OF SCRIPT BASED SEMANTIC THEORY OF HUMOUR. http://ilkogretim-online.org//?mno=71772 [Access: April 09, 2021]. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.05.534


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ASWATHY MAHESWARAN, DR. SUJARANI MATHEW. POSITION OF MEMES IN TROLLS: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF INTERNET TROLLS IN THE CONTEXT OF SCRIPT BASED SEMANTIC THEORY OF HUMOUR. EEO. 2021; 20(5): 4812-4817. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.05.534



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ASWATHY MAHESWARAN, DR. SUJARANI MATHEW. POSITION OF MEMES IN TROLLS: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF INTERNET TROLLS IN THE CONTEXT OF SCRIPT BASED SEMANTIC THEORY OF HUMOUR. EEO. (2021), [cited April 09, 2021]; 20(5): 4812-4817. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.05.534



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ASWATHY MAHESWARAN, DR. SUJARANI MATHEW (2021) POSITION OF MEMES IN TROLLS: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF INTERNET TROLLS IN THE CONTEXT OF SCRIPT BASED SEMANTIC THEORY OF HUMOUR. EEO, 20 (5), 4812-4817. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.05.534



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ASWATHY MAHESWARAN, DR. SUJARANI MATHEW. 2021. POSITION OF MEMES IN TROLLS: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF INTERNET TROLLS IN THE CONTEXT OF SCRIPT BASED SEMANTIC THEORY OF HUMOUR. Elementary Education Online, 20 (5), 4812-4817. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.05.534



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ASWATHY MAHESWARAN, DR. SUJARANI MATHEW. "POSITION OF MEMES IN TROLLS: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF INTERNET TROLLS IN THE CONTEXT OF SCRIPT BASED SEMANTIC THEORY OF HUMOUR." Elementary Education Online 20 (2021), 4812-4817. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.05.534



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ASWATHY MAHESWARAN, DR. SUJARANI MATHEW. "POSITION OF MEMES IN TROLLS: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF INTERNET TROLLS IN THE CONTEXT OF SCRIPT BASED SEMANTIC THEORY OF HUMOUR." Elementary Education Online 20.5 (2021), 4812-4817. Print. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.05.534



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ASWATHY MAHESWARAN, DR. SUJARANI MATHEW (2021) POSITION OF MEMES IN TROLLS: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF INTERNET TROLLS IN THE CONTEXT OF SCRIPT BASED SEMANTIC THEORY OF HUMOUR. Elementary Education Online, 20 (5), 4812-4817. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.05.534








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