Vol. 6 (2020)

La lingua debole dei poteri forti: Matteo Salvini e Luigi Di Maio su Twitter

Susanna Giovinazzo
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Published September 10, 2020
  • Gulpease,
  • Political Communication,
  • Readibility,
  • Twitter
How to Cite
Giovinazzo, S. (2020). La lingua debole dei poteri forti: Matteo Salvini e Luigi Di Maio su Twitter. Quaderni Di Linguistica E Studi Orientali, 6, 425-442. https://doi.org/10.13128/qulso-2421-7220-9709


The article investigates the morpho-syntactic characteristics and the Gulpease readability index of a finite number of tweets extracted from the @matteosalvinimi and the @luigidimaio Twitter accounts. The study material refers to two distinct time periods: the tweets preceding the election victory (1 January 2015 - 4 March 2018) and the tweets produced immediately after the election victory (5 March 2018 - 31 August 2019). The aim of the work is to evaluate the linguistic level of the current political communication, also in relation to the level of education of the Italian population; in order to use reliable answers, the obtained data were compared with the results of the linguistic analysis (carried out following the same prerogatives) of the first twenty-eight articles of the Constitution of the Italian Republic, and also of six school essays written by students attending different classes.


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