Analysis of Fans’ Cyberwords From the Perspective of Memetics

Liuxiang YANG


With the development of internet, network is more and more important in people’s daily life. Among the huge network user groups, fans as a unique group gradually come to people’s vision, meanwhile cyberwords used by fans group also becomes one of the research topics of scholars. As far as memetics is concerned, language itself is a kind of meme, and memes also reside in language. From this point, linguistic memes are widely spread among fans group. In this paper, five types of fans’ cyberwords and their functions are analyzed from the perspective of memetics, and specific phenomena which influence the generation and spread of linguistic memes are also explored.


Netizens; Fans’ cyberwords; Linguistic memes; Context

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