International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Hypertext and Enunciation on the Web
Vicente de Lima-Neto, Júlio Araújo

This paper aims at discussing the concept of enunciation in Language Studies and reflecting about how this concept can be related to human interaction on the web. To do so, we conducted a rationale based on the enunciation category in the Linguistics Studies, since enunciative-discursive theory by Mikhail Bakhtin (1997 [1953]; 2006 [1929]) through Benveniste’s Structuralism (1995 [1966]) and Ducrot (1987 [1984]), discursive perspective found in Foucault (2008 [1969]) and Maingueneau (2001), until Social Semiotics studies by Kress; Van Leeuwen (1996) and Kress (2010). Upon using this theoretical basis, we examine the supposed concept of digital enunciation. According to our analysis, we cannot sustain the notion that, with the hypertext, humanity has reached a new way to state, the so-called digital statement.

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