Framing Inequalities

The project deals with the framing of structural and perceived inequalities between groups in the political arena. It aims at developing a new theory of framing and operationalize it to the extent it can be computationally modelled, taking into account the semantics and pragmatics of utterances representing group inequalities in political communication. We create a text corpus from the „Syrian refugee crisis“ public discourse in Germany, where group inequalities have been emphasized by politicians, journalists and citizens. We aim at modelling the belief systems within this domain; how new information is integrated into these belief systems and how the framing of information affects this integration and political attitudes.