Digital development creates a complex communicative environment with multiple interaction contexts, e.g., Internet forums. This study focuses on the linguapragmatic features of Internet comments to political news. The research was based on 326 comments to a French news article that described the sanctions against Russia. The research objective was to determine their linguapragmatic characteristics, identify the attitude of mass native speakers to global events, and monitor public political consciousness. The comments proved to contain both explicit and implicit linguapragmatic potential. However, the explicit information was larger in volume. The interpretation analysis made it possible to identify the hidden intentions and subjective attitude of the commenter to the topic under comment.
Internet communication, Internet comment, Internet discussion, news article, interpretation, explicit information, implicit information
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