University of Minho
The BRAGA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ONLINE HATE SPEECH will take place at the University of Minho, in Portugal, on 7-9 July, 2022.
The conference stems from a three-year project involving researchers from five European countries (Portugal, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland and Poland), in which a large corpus of online verbal interactions was extracted from social media and annotated for analysis. The analytical results will be presented at the conference, which aims to attract external participation from scholars and students interested in the widespread and ever-growing expression of hate, prejudice and discrimination in computer-mediated social forums.
We welcome 300-word abstracts for 20-minute oral presentations on a variety of topics dealing with the broad phenomenon of hate on the Internet, with a special focus on reader comments and interactions. Proposals should be sent by email to Prof. Isabel Ermida at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:
Language patterns for hate speech detection
Hate speech vs. aggressive speech: definition challenges
Sociolinguistic variables of online hate speech
Impoliteness Studies and Hate Speech Analysis
Speech act patterns in hate speech (insulting, threatening, inciting, accusing...)
Pragmatic strategies in hate speech: othering, blame reversal, denial, agency deletion...
Humour, ridicule and indirectness in online hate speech