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Volume 59, Issue 1-2

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Einfache Formen, komplexe Prozesse. Sprichwörter und Redewendungen in multilateralen Verhandlungen

Stefan Groth
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  • assistant professor/Oberassistent: Labor Populäre Kulturen, Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Zürich, Schweiz Switzerland.
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Published Online: 2018-08-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/fabula-2018-0003

Zusammenfassung

Sprichwörter und Redewendungen dienen in multilateralen Verhandlungen und anderen politischen Kontexten der Verstärkung und Legitimierung von Aussagen. Als Anspielungsformeln eignen sie sich zur impliziten Kommunikation, bei der keine direkten Anschuldigungen oder Forderungen erhoben werden und die für viele politische Kontexte typisch sind. Der Beitrag beleuchtet unterschiedliche Funktionen von Sprichwörtern und Redewendungen als Teil von kommunikativen Strategien in multilateralen Verhandlungen und fragt nach kontextuellen Faktoren, die bei ihrer Analyse Berücksichtigung finden müssen.

Abstract

In multilateral negotiations and other political contexts, proverbs and figures of speech can be used to emphasize and legitimize statements. As allusive formulae, they are suited for implicit communication without direct accusations or claims which is typical for many political contexts. This article sheds light on the functions of proverbs and figures of speech as part of communicative strategies in multilateral negotiations and asks for contextual aspects which need to be taken into consideration when analyzing them.

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Published Online: 2018-08-15


Citation Information: Fabula, Volume 59, Issue 1-2, Pages 27–49, ISSN (Online) 1613-0464, ISSN (Print) 0014-6242, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/fabula-2018-0003.

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