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@article{ Jarausch2012,
 title = {Historische Texte der DDR aus der Perspektive des linguistic turn},
 author = {Jarausch, Konrad H.},
 journal = {Historical Social Research, Supplement},
 number = {24},
 pages = {229-248},
 year = {2012},
 issn = {0936-6784},
 urn = {},
 abstract = {"Though the second German state existed only four decades, it was well on its way to developing an odd language of its own, not immediately understandable to a Western audience. Inspired by the linguistic turn, this article attempted to analyze the effect of this separation of speech on historical research. To begin with, GDR publications used a different vocabulary which was characterized by a kind of double-speak, a noticeable difference between official declarations and personal communications. There was a clean hierarchy with political pronouncements in the lead, ideological transmission texts in the middle and actual daily usage following behind. The SED version of Marxism-Leninism created a new master narrative of German history, led by the working class and culminating in the creation of the GDR which had the effect of creating a public norm. This mixture of ideology, Soviet phrases and party-speak constrained methodological innovation and also led to the swift disappearance of this style after 1989." (author's abstract)},
 keywords = {DDR; German Democratic Republic (GDR); DDR-Forschung; GDR research; Sprache; language; Sprachwandel; language change; historische Analyse; historical analysis; Geschichtswissenschaft; science of history; Text; text; Textanalyse; text analysis; Kommunikation; communication; SED; Socialist Unity Party of Germany (GDR); Marxismus-Leninismus; Marxism-Leninism; Erzählung; narrative; Ideologie; ideology; Linguistik; linguistics; Auswirkung; impact; Diktatur; dictatorship; Weltanschauung; Weltanschauung; politischer Einfluss; political influence; Diskurs; discourse; Rhetorik; rhetoric}}