Invektive Toponyme in neurechten Diskursen Eine korpuslinguistische Studie zur Nomination als Medium geographischer und geopolitischer Raumkonstruktionen

Translated title of the contribution: Invective Toponyms in Discourses of the German New Right A Corpus Linguistic Investigation into Naming as a Medium of Geographic and Geopolitical Construction of Space

Joachim Scharloth*

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Abstract

This paper investigates the role invective toponyms play in the construction of space in right wing discourses in Germany. By analysing non-conventional place names the study identifies dominant patterns in place references as well as alternative reconfigurations of convential spaces. Based on a morphological analysis of the toponyms it also identifies 17 recurrent argumentative patterns which shape the invective forces of place names. These findings are discussed in the context of critical toponymy and invectivity theory. The empirical basis of the study is a collection of 3700 toponyms extracted from a corpus of 29 right-wing online media with 290 million words.

Translated title of the contributionInvective Toponyms in Discourses of the German New Right A Corpus Linguistic Investigation into Naming as a Medium of Geographic and Geopolitical Construction of Space
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)41-60
Number of pages20
JournalGeographische Zeitschrift
Volume110
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Mar

Keywords

  • construction of space
  • corpus linguistics
  • critical toponymy
  • invectivity
  • naming
  • unconventional names

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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