Subproject C04

Metaphor and Social Positioning in Religious Online Forums

In this project, we analyze religious metaphors in online forum threads from the dual perspectives of computational linguistics and the study of religion. We will focus on the following three research questions: (1) Which explicit linguistic markers for meaning negotiation and non-literal meaning can be found in online religious forums? (2) How is metaphorical language and meaning negotiated overtly and covertly in the forum? (3) Whether and how are metaphors used to instantiate religious meaning and group membership in the online forums? Our analysis will be based on publicly available forum post.

Affiliated Persons

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Prof. Dr. Frederik Elwert

Project Leader

Universitätsstr. 90a
44789  Bochum
Office 2.06
+49 234 32-23024
frederik.elwert@rub.de
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Prof. Dr. Tatjana Scheffler

Project Leader

Universitätsstr. 150
44801  Bochum
Office GB 5/157
+49 234 32-21471
tatjana.scheffler@rub.de
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Lina Rodenhausen

Research Associate

Universitätsstr. 90a
44789  Bochum
Office 2.07
lina.rodenhausen@rub.de
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Sebastian Reimann

PhD Student

Universitätsstr. 90a
44789  Bochum
Office 2.07
sebastian.reimann@rub.de

Former Affiliated Persons

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Hey Chiu Pang B.A.

Research Assistant

Universitätsstr. 90a
44789  Bochum
hey.pang@rub.de