This paper discusses communication in German and Italian Internet forums. In particular, it focuses on specific forms of politeness behaviour developed in this context and tries to under¬stand their relationship within the conditions of communication in New Media. First it de¬scribes and compares “netiquette” as the codified form of politeness on the web. Based on the analysis of a small corpus of contributions from german and Italian forums. It further considers forms and strategies of relationship management on one hand used by forum authors and, on the other hand, expected to be applied by inter¬locutors.

Netiquette zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. Höflichkeit in deutschen und italienischen Internetforen

EHRHARDT, CLAUS
2009

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This paper discusses communication in German and Italian Internet forums. In particular, it focuses on specific forms of politeness behaviour developed in this context and tries to under¬stand their relationship within the conditions of communication in New Media. First it de¬scribes and compares “netiquette” as the codified form of politeness on the web. Based on the analysis of a small corpus of contributions from german and Italian forums. It further considers forms and strategies of relationship management on one hand used by forum authors and, on the other hand, expected to be applied by inter¬locutors.
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