WP134 The pragmatics of entextualizing a digital ?Lusophone? territory



This paper explores the acrimonious side of translocal interactions on the web by reflecting on ?Lusophony? both as a colonial mindset and as textual practices lived out in the here-and-now by individuals of ?Lusophone? origin. Concentrating on their online interactions, it scrutinizes emerging conflictual discourse, approached through the lens of entextualization, Freudian narcissism of minor differences, and orders of indexicality. The analysis describes the pragmatics of entextualization and rancorous language games, depicting the ?Lusophone? territory as a semiotic battlefield where modernist ideologies and virulent linguistic actions are the weapons patrolling identity borders, a modus operandi related to wider social processes.