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Dr Marton Petyko

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Marton Petyko

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Thursday, 9.30-10.30

D05 in County South Building

Research Interests

My primary research interest lies in the corpus-assisted analysis of computer-mediated communication. I am particularly interested in the discursive construction of trolling. Therefore my current work can be situated in the field of corpus-assisted discourse analysis.

Thesis Title

 Discursive construction of trolling on British and Hungarian political blogs

Thesis Outline

This corpus-assisted research project investigates internet trolling as a perceived behaviour and troll as a discursively constructed identity. My aim is to describe the actions perceived as trolling as well as the aims and motives that participants attribute to those they call trolls. The research data consists of 1,713 British and 519 Hungarian comment threads taken from political blogs. In these comment threads, at least one participant explicitly calls at least one other participant a troll at least once.

Current Teaching


LING103 - Linguistics

I have previously taught on the following module:

LING326 - Corpus-based English Language Studies (2016-17 Michaelmas Term)


MA Hungarian Language and Literature with a specialisation in speech studies, Eötvös Loránd University, 2013

BA Hungarian with a specialisation in applied linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University, 2011

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