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Doctor Who? Framing Through Names and Titles in German

  • Entity framing is the selection of aspects of an entity to promote a particular viewpoint towards that entity. We investigate entity framing of political figures through the use of names and titles in German online discourse, enhancing current research in entity framing through titling and naming that concentrates on English only. We collect tweets that mention prominent German politicians and annotate them for stance. We find that the formality of naming in these tweets correlates positively with their stance. This confirms sociolinguistic observations that naming and titling can have a status-indicating function and suggests that this function is dominant in German tweets mentioning political figures. We also find that this status-indicating function is much weaker in tweets from users that are politically left-leaning than in tweets by right leaning users. This is in line with observations from moral psychology that left-leaning and right-leaning users assign different importance to maintaining social hierarchies.

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Author:Esther van den BergGND, Katharina Korfhage, Josef RuppenhoferGND, Michael WiegandGND, Katja MarkertGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), May 11-16, 2020, Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France
Publisher:European Language Resources Association
Place of publication:Paris
Editor:Nicoletta Calzolari, Frédéric Béchet, Philippe Blache, Khalid Choukri, Christopher Cieri, Thierry Declerck, Sara Goggi, Hitoshi Isahara, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Hélène Mazo, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2020
Date of Publication (online):2020/06/01
Tag:German; Twitter; framing; naming; sentiment; stance
GND Keyword:Akademischer Grad; Framing-Effekt; Name; Social Media; Twitter <Softwareplattform>
First Page:4924
Last Page:4932
Gefördert durch den Open-Access-Monografienfonds der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International