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Metaphor practices in the German Wende discourse

  • This paper introduces a method for computer-based analyses of metaphor in discourse, combining quantitative and qualitative elements. This method is illustrated with data from research on German newspaper discourse concerning the ongoing system transformations of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Methodological aspects of the research procedure are discussed and it is argued that quantitative elements can enhance comparability in cross-cultural and cross-lingual research. Some basic findings of the research are presented. The peculiarities of the German Wende discourse - especially the salience of a passive perspective on the ongoing political and social changes - are outlined.

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Author:Jörg ZinkenGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-56373
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/01434630408668916
ISSN:0143-4632
Parent Title (English):Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Publisher:Multilingual Matters
Place of publication:Clevedon
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2004
Date of Publication (online):2016/11/29
Reviewstate:Peer-Review
Tag:identity construction; metaphor; methodology; public discourse
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Deutschland <DDR>; Geschichte 1989-1990; Korpus <Linguistik>; Metapher; Sprachgebrauch
Volume:25
Issue:5&6
First Page:424
Last Page:436
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Dieser Beitrag ist aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen nicht frei zugänglich.  
Due to copyright reasons the full-text of the article is not freely accessible.
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:Nein
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG