The sociolinguistic resilience concept and the refugee crisis in Germany in 2015/2016: A mixed methods analysis of war vocabulary

  • Marie-Anne Berron University of Trier
  • Florian Koch University of Maine
Keywords: evolutionary and adaptive resilience, sociolinguistics, Nazi jargon, PEGIDA, right-wing extremism

Abstract

This article presents preliminary findings of a third enlarged study embedded in a comprehensive research project in the field of sociolinguistics. Our theoretical approach is based on the concept of evolutionary adaptive resilience which we adapted to sociolinguistics. By using a mixed-methods approach we show that the right-wing movement Pegida uses intentionally as well as increasingly war-like vocabulary in public speeches in order to trigger a spiral of deliberate verbal provocations.

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Author Biographies

Marie-Anne Berron, University of Trier

Philologie romane

Maître de conférences (FLE)

Florian Koch, University of Maine

Département allemand

Département LEA

ATER (Attaché Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche)

Published
2019-03-14
How to Cite
Berron, M.-A., & Koch, F. (2019). The sociolinguistic resilience concept and the refugee crisis in Germany in 2015/2016: A mixed methods analysis of war vocabulary. Linguistica, 58(1), 189-203. https://doi.org/10.4312/linguistica.58.1.189-203