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The Extralinguistic Aspects of Using Emoji in Internet Communication: The Production of Meaning

Student: Konstantin Frolov

Supervisor: Victoria O. Vasileva

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: Visual Culture (Master)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2020

The paper presents a study of the phenomenon of emoji as a complex product at the junction of oral and written culture. The author turns to the history and theory of media to demonstrate the conditions for the possibility of such a system of signs and the special role of emotional influence. The works of M. McLuhan, W. Ong, L. Manovich, and other theorists are cited. The work explores the relationship between the appearance of emoji and the formation of creolized text, since in both cases there is an abundance and increased influence of visual components. There is significant literature on the linguistic analysis of emoji, so the author focuses on less developed topics - the extra-linguistic functions of emoji, where symbols play the role of vehicles for our bodies and emotional states. At the end of the work, theoretical aspects of the use of emojis in political communication and teaching are presented.

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