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Annäherung an den Coronadiskurs in der öffentlichen Kommunikation mithilfe von Neologismen

Approaching the Covid-19 discourse through neologisms in public communication

  • Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, about 2000 new lexical units have entered the German lexicon. These concern a multitude of coinings and word formations (Kuschelkontakt, rumaerosolen, pandemüde) as well as lexical borrowings mainly from English (Lockdown, Hotspot, Superspreader). In a special way, these neologisms function as keywords and lexical indicators sketching the development of the multifaceted corona discourse in Germany. They can be detected systematically by corpus-linguistic investigations of reports and debates in contemporary public communication. Keyword analyses not only exhibit new vocabulary, they also reveal discursive foci, patterns of argumentation and topicalisations within the diverse narratives of the discourse. With the help of quickly established and dominant neologisms, this paper will outline typical contexts and thematic references, but it will also identify speakers' attitudes and evaluations.

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Author:Petra StorjohannORCiDGND, Luisa CimanderORCiD
Parent Title (German):Corona-Pandemie: Diverse Zugänge zu einem aktuellen Superdiskurs
Publisher:V&R unipress
Place of publication:Göttingen
Editor:Mariusz Jakosz, Marcelina Kałasznik
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2022
Date of Publication (online):2023/01/16
Publishing Institution:Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) [Zweitveröffentlichung]
Tag:Coronadiskurs diachron; Neologismen der Coronapandemie; Neologismenwörterbuch
German Neologism-Dictionary; coronavirus-related neologisms; diachrony of coronavirus discourse
GND Keyword:COVID-19; Deutsch; Diskurs; Englisch; Kommunikation; Lehnwort; Neologismus; Pandemie; Wortbildung; Wörterbuch
First Page:25
Last Page:50
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
BDSL-Classification:Lexikographie, Wörterbücher
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Lexikologie / Etymologie
Program areas:L1: Lexikographie und Sprachdokumentation
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt