Hybrids in the Age of Post-Truth
Keywords:post-truth, hybrids, cognition, discourse, pragmatics, global social practices
The article discusses the hallmarks and markers of hybrid discourse in social sciences, media and communication, in education and in politics. Linguistic hybridity was studied in detail by Maria Georgieva in her papers and chapters on globetalk where she provides excellent examples of lexico-semantic and lexico-grammatical mixes. In the age of â€˜post-truthâ€™ hybrids are often associated with the instrumental use of disinformation or the â€˜weaponisationâ€™ of information. This paper highlights some groups of hybrids from a socio-pragmatic perspective.