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International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics

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Sprachstrategien der rechten Szene im Netz–Wörter, Werte und ihre semantischen Transformationen

Dr. Katrin Beckers
  • RWTH University Institut für Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Germanistische Linguistik Eilfschornsteinstr. 15 52062 Aachen
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/ Jana Reissen-Kosch M.A.
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/ Frank Schilden M.A.
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Published Online: 2014-04-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/glot.2013.0017


The aim of this paper is to show how German right-wing extremists - by communicating their political attitude online - employ linguistic means as to approach a broad and heterogeneous target audience. It will be shown which linguistic strategies are used in order to link nationalist and racist ideas with commonly accepted values and virtues conventionally characterized as positive or negative. The study focuses on lexical items and includes both semantic and semiotic aspects as well as theories of text comprehension.

Keywords: lexical semantics; political linguistics; text comprehension; text processing; mental models; knowledge transfer

Published Online: 2014-04-08

Published in Print: 2013-12-01

Citation Information: Glottotheory. Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 87–114, ISSN (Online) 2196-6907, ISSN (Print) 1337-7892, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/glot.2013.0017, April 2014

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