Social Semiotics

(The TQCC of Social Semiotics is 4. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-12-01 to 2023-12-01.)
Discursive shifts and the normalisation of racism: imaginaries of immigration, moral panics and the discourse of contemporary right-wing populism94
Normalization and the discursive construction of “new” norms and “new” normality: discourse in the paradoxes of populism and neoliberalism60
The normalization of the populist radical right in news interviews: a study of journalistic reporting on the Swedish democrats19
Legitimization strategies in China's official media: the 2018 vaccine scandal in China18
Discourse and affect17
Emojis and Law: contextualized flexibility of meaning in cyber communication15
History, modernity, and city branding in China: a multimodal critical discourse analysis of Xi’an’s promotional videos on social media13
Populism in musical mash ups: recontextualising Brexit12
Sarcasm, the smiling poop, and E-discourse aggressiveness: getting far too emotional with emojis11
Cyberbullying in Poland: a case study of aggressive messages with emojis targeted at the community of hunters in urbanized society11
The semiotics of the anti-COVID-19 mask11
Tough guys and little rocket men: @Realdonaldtrump’s Twitter feed and the normalisation of banal masculinity10
Moody and monstrous menstruators: the Semiotics of the menstrual meme on social media10
Consumption as extended carnival on Tmall in contemporary China: a social semiotic multimodal analysis of interactive banner ads10
Disgusting politics: circuits of affects and the making of Bolsonaro9
“She uses men to boost her career”: Chinese digital cultures and gender stereotypes of female academics in Zhihu discourses9
Introversive semiosis in action: depictions in opera rehearsals9
Affective regimes on Wilton Drive: a multimodal analysis8
Do political cartoons and illustrations have their own specialized forms for warnings, threats, and the like? Speech acts in the nonverbal mode8
Getting smart: towards critical digital literacy pedagogies8
Feeling safe while being surveilled: the spatial semiotics of affect at international airports7
Visual representation of happiness: a sociosemiotic perspective on stock photography7
Communicating the “world-class” city: a visual-material approach7
102: the semiotics of living memorials7
Where Covid metaphors come from: reconsidering context and modality in metaphor7
The normalization of exclusion through a Revival of whiteness in Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign discourse6
Revealing the politics in “soft”, everyday uses of social media: the challenge for critical discourse studies6
When globalese meets localese: transformational tactics in the typographic landscape – a Bernese case study6
Alphabet city: orthographic differentiation and branding in late capitalist cities6
The commodification of motherhood: normalisation of consumerism in mediated discourse on mothering6
Selling homes: the polysemy of visual marketing6
Towards a unified affordance approach: searching for congruent meaning making in COVID-19 warning designs6
Beyond the managed heart? Seduction, subjugation and the symbolic economies of sleep6
Typographic landscape, indexicality and Chinese writing: a case study of place-making practices in transitional China6
“We are a mutual fund:” how Ponzi scheme operators in Nigeria apply indexical markers to shield deception and fraud on their websites6
Reading Chinese anti-COVID-19 pandemic narratives on facemasks as the art of disaster governance: a semiotic and biopolitical survey6
Introducing writing (in) the city6
Traditional Knowledge, science and China's pride: how a TCM social media account legitimizes TCM treatment of Covid-195
Categorisations of developed and developing countries in UN news on climate change5
Framing similar issues differently: a cross-cultural discourse analysis of news images5
“To honour cleanness and shame filth”: medical facemasks as the narrative of nationalism and modernity in China5
Making sense of handwritten signs in public spaces5
Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel and the mediatization of street art5
Affective trouble: a Jewish/Palestinian heterosexual wedding threatening the Israeli nation-state?5
Women and fitness on Weibo: the neoliberalism solution to the obligations of Confucianism5
Masking morality in the making: how China’s anti-epidemic promotional videos present facemask as a techno-moral mediator5
Emoticons, memes and cyberbullying: gender equality in Colombia5
Ideology, attitudinal positioning, and the blockchain: a social semiotic approach to understanding the values construed in the whitepapers of blockchain start-ups5
A trajectory of a mediational means in protest: the hand placard in South Korea’s Candlelight Protests4
Mona Lisa's emoji: digital civilization and its discontents4
Towards a psychosemiotics of journalism, mental distress and Covid-194
Like your emoji — a philosophical context4
Validating visuals: a socio-semiotic instrument for an informed production and use of visual representations4
The “Miss Curvy Uganda” pageant: representation, commodification and exploitation of women’s bodies4
English in the linguistic landscape of the Palace Museum: a field-based sociolinguistic approach4
Face masks, materiality and exclusion in the COVID-19 semiotic landscape4
Gastropopulism: a sociosemiotic analysis of politicians posing as “the everyday man” via food posts on social media4
Categorizing teachers’ gestures in classroom teaching: from the perspective of multiple representations4
Orality, multimodality and creativity in digital writing: Chinese users’ experiences and practices with bullet comments on Bilibili4
Disagree and you shall be valued: a semiotic examination of how photojournalism constructs “valuable” Iranian bodies across Time4
The scientifization of “green” anti-ageing cosmetics in online marketing: a multimodal critical discourse analysis4
Cyberbullying and hate speech in the debate around the ratification of the Istanbul convention in Bulgaria: a semiotic analysis of the communication dynamics4
Aggressiveness of emojis before the court: a sociosemiotic interpretation4
Taboo metaphtonymy, gender, and impoliteness: how male and female Arab cartoonists think and draw4