[Autom. eng. transl.] Using corpus linguistic methods, Bubenhofer examines whether conclusions for the typical linguistic characteristics of press releases can be drawn to scandals during the period of reporting on the "affair" of former German President Christian Wulff. On the basis of all the articles available online from the Bild-Zeitung and the Süddeutsche Zeitung on the person of Wulff, he compares the coverage during the time of the scandal with the time before and with a reference corpus of about 1800 articles on the current Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. The scandals show an accumulation of low-productivity vocabulary patterns, an increase in scandal-based language patterns, references to commenting structures, increased quotations and indirect speech, and a similar intensification of reporting from otherwise different newspapers.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] N. Bubenhofer, scandalized corpus linguistic. An empirical-linguistic look at the reporting on the “Wulff affair”, “Linguistik online”, 61, 2013, 4, pp. 31-55|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||L'ANALISI LINGUISTICA E LETTERARIA|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|