Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Verbale Aggression

Multidisziplinäre Zugänge zur verletzenden Macht der Sprache

[Verbal Aggression: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Hurtful Power of Language]

Ed. by Bonacchi, Silvia

Series:Diskursmuster - Discourse Patterns 16

eBook (PDF)
Publication Date:
July 2017
Copyright year:
2017
ISBN
978-3-11-052297-6
See all formats and pricing

Implizite Aggression in Onlinekommentaren anlässlich der Debatte um rassistische Sprache in Kinderbüchern

Hartmann, Stefan / Sties, Nora

Abstract

In early 2013, the publishing house Thienemann caused a quite heated controversy with the announcement to remove racist terms from a new edition of the popular German children‘s book “Die kleine Hexe” (The Little Witch). Drawing on a qualitative analysis of readers′ comments in eleven online news­portals, we argue that many of the utterances employ simplifying negative stere­otypes (so-called “limitiation stereotypes”) to devalue a de-individualized “out-group”. However, these stereotypes, as well as the inherent aggression against said “out-group”, are not spelled out explicitly but rather conveyed by means of humorous utterances or hyperbolic comparisons. In this paper, we analyze these implicitness strategies and discuss how the parameter of implicitness can be operationalized in discourse analysis more generally.

Citation Information

Stefan Hartmann, Nora Sties (2017). Implizite Aggression in Onlinekommentaren anlässlich der Debatte um rassistische Sprache in Kinderbüchern. In Silvia Bonacchi (Editor), Verbale Aggression: Multidisziplinäre Zugänge zur verletzenden Macht der Sprache (pp. 305–328). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110522976-014

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110522976

Online ISBN: 9783110522976

© 2017 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Munich/BostonGet Permission

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in