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Contrastive analysis of keywords in discourses: intégration and integration in French and German discourses about migration

Schroeter, M. and Veniard, M. (2016) Contrastive analysis of keywords in discourses: intégration and integration in French and German discourses about migration. International Journal of Language and Culture, 3 (1). pp. 1-33. ISSN 2214-3157

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1075/ijolc.3.1.01sch

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This article suggests a theoretical and methodological framework for a systematic contrastive discourse analysis across languages and discourse communities through keywords, constituting a lexical approach to discourse analysis which is considered to be particularly fruitful for comparative analysis. We use a corpus assisted methodology, presuming meaning to be constituted, revealed and constrained by collocation environment. We compare the use of the keyword intégration and Integration in French and German public discourses about migration on the basis of newspaper corpora built from two French and German newspapers from 1998 to 2011. We look at the frequency of these keywords over the given time span, group collocates into thematic categories and discuss indicators of discursive salience by comparing the development of collocation profiles over time in both corpora as well as the occurrence of neologisms and compounds based on intégration/Integration.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Modern Languages and European Studies > German
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Language Text and Power
ID Code:47347
Publisher:John Benjamins

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