Understanding the functions of Jordanians' pinned Facebook status: socio-pragmatic analysis
Purpose: This qualitative study attempted to investigate the functions of Jordanians' Facebook pinned statuses. It aims to achieve the following objectives; finding out the functions of pinned Facebook statuses used by Jordanians and types of speech acts utilized in these statuses. Methodology/design/approach: The study gathered and examined 470 statuses for this reason. The sample of the study was chosen based on the convenience sampling method from Facebook users. Results and conclusion: The findings revealed that there were six main functions for the statuses used by Jordanians. These functions are religious, sayings, personal, family, and miscellaneous respectively. Additionally, the data gathered fell under two main speech acts, which are assertive (89%) and expressive (11%). Recommendations: To conduct future studies that investigate these statuses based on various variables such as age, gender education different cultures, etc.
Alkhaza’leh, Mohammad Salman
Obeidat, Bilal Fayiz
Alkhaza’leh, Bilal Ayed