Empathic speech behavior in virtual anonymous communication

Doklady Bashkirskogo Universiteta. 2020. Volume 5. No. 6. pp. 444-448.


Ben Shushan A.*
Bashkir State University
32 Zaki Validi Street, 450076 Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia


The aim of this article is to define the influence of anonymous self-presentation of a communicant in the virtual environment; to study the implementation of empathic speech behavior and particular features of empathic speech acts in the sphere of empathy provided that net communication is anonymous. Communicative situation is negative and relates to employee’s layoff during pandemic.


  • anonymity
  • virtual communication
  • verbal empathy
  • masquerade
  • speech act
  • illocutionary force