Emoticons: Between Linguistic Innovation and Symptom of the Posthuman Era

Robert CINCU


The paper focuses on the topic of online communication, determining a series of mutations that this type of discourse has brought to the larger context of communication in general. My aim is to point out the fact that some aspects speciļ¬c to online communication (the use of emoticons, for example) correspond to what is known (in contemporary cultural studies) as a posthuman shift in discourse.

Keywords: posthuman, emoticon, language, online communication, internet

DOI: 10.24193/jmr.27.8