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A Memetic Study of Parody in Netspeak

Author: ChenJianYing
Tutor: ZhangRuiHong
School: Hunan University of Science and Technology
Course: English Language and Literature
Keywords: Internet language Parody Meme Generating process Selection Criteria
CLC: H05
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2010
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Abstract


Network language as a special kind of social dialects, means in the form of the language used in network communication, it has been open to the popularity of Internet users in the middle, and even has been extended to the daily life has become an important topic of linguistic research. Parody as a rhetorical device, is a kind modeled ready-language phenomenon create new linguistic phenomenon, it is to meet people seeking simple demand will be the psychological needs of the life line of novelty divergent, to promote the development of popular culture, It is the primary means of language variation and innovation, this creative form of rhetorical devices in the network has a very wide range of use in the language. Memetics is built on the basis of Darwin's theory of evolution, a new theory used to explain cultural evolution laws. Meme is the basic unit of human cultural transmission, but also imitate the unit. Constantly reproduction and dissemination of the languages, cultural practices, ideas, or social behavior are all memes. Meme language interface between research, its purpose is to examine and explain pragmatic phenomenon from the perspective of memetics. This study attempts to explore the formation and its transmission network language parody, in order to get some inspiration from the perspective of the emerging theory - memetics. Parody is a linguistic phenomenon, according to communicative purpose of the speaker of the existing language in the form to create a new form of language to imitate activities. Dawkins and Blackmore memetic evolution of a culture replication factor is the spread between people by imitating information. Parody by imitating generated to meet the replication factor of three necessary conditions: variation, selection, and to maintain (or genetic). Parody is a language meme Parody and die because of the interaction between these two concepts, paved the way for further research. Secondly, According to Heylighen die due to the life cycle theory, the paper argues that the network language parody generate is language meme assimilation through \body spread through the network to the other host four stages of the implementation process. Expression in the phantom, the people's communicative intent information intent phantoms motives; the body phantom similarity imitation expression mechanism; imitate imitation achieve. Finally, according to the mode due to the selection criteria of the \netizens imitated on like. Memetics Parody discourse provides a new perspective to contribute to the understanding of the network language Parody, contribute to the understanding of the network language variation phenomenon and further research network language and parody.

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