Detailansicht

In: KulturPoetik 2012, Heft 2

Autor

Jochen Strobel

Titel

»…den letzten Rest von Poësie«. Historische und literarische Semantik eines kulturellen Schemas am Beispiel von ›Adel‹ in der Moderne

Kategorie

Beitrag

Abstract

Cultural schemata are traditionally explored by reconstructing their conceptual history (Begriffsgeschichte). This method should be extended by the use of historical and literary semantics. Using the concepts of cognitive linguistics, especially ›Frame‹ semantics, this paper deals with the semantic potential of ›the aristocratic‹ (Adel) from the French Revolution onwards and shows how a cultural schema can survive in everyday awareness even after the related social group has declined.