The communicative and pragmatic category of tolerance as a value constant in modern German linguoculture: the case of the newspaper Die ZeitAbstract
Processes taking place in society affect how lexemes are understood and interpreted at different historical periods of a linguoculture. In this article, we use German dictionaries and today’s press to consider the notion of Toleranz as a value constant and lexical-semntic field of German linguoculture. In our study, we relied on the DWDS German text corpus and the periodical Die Zeit. We established that the historical peak of the use of the lexeme Toleranz had been reached in 1992, whereas the increase of 2015 was associated with the surge of migrants from Africa and the Middle East.