The following article examines a religious conspiracy narrative from a linguistic perspective. It looks at a radio broadcast by Don Livio Fonzaga, director of the clerical station Radio Maria. In the program, broadcast on November 10, 2020, he argues that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is a work of the devil and is being used by his demonic henchmen to create a new atheistic world order. After introductory remarks on the concept of conspiracy, the paper then elaborates the conspiracy narrative on the lexical, semantic, phraseological, and metaphorical level. As a conclusion, it can be stated that Don Livio Fonzaga's hypotheses and options are only argumentation surrogates that do not stand up to plausibility standards.

Sprachliche Konstruktion eines Verschwörungsmythos: Radio Maria und die Covid-19-Pandemie / Moraldo, Sandro M.. - In: MUTTERSPRACHE. - ISSN 0027-514X. - STAMPA. - 132:4(2022), pp. 314-330. [10.53371/60413]

Sprachliche Konstruktion eines Verschwörungsmythos: Radio Maria und die Covid-19-Pandemie

Moraldo, Sandro M.
2022

Abstract

The following article examines a religious conspiracy narrative from a linguistic perspective. It looks at a radio broadcast by Don Livio Fonzaga, director of the clerical station Radio Maria. In the program, broadcast on November 10, 2020, he argues that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is a work of the devil and is being used by his demonic henchmen to create a new atheistic world order. After introductory remarks on the concept of conspiracy, the paper then elaborates the conspiracy narrative on the lexical, semantic, phraseological, and metaphorical level. As a conclusion, it can be stated that Don Livio Fonzaga's hypotheses and options are only argumentation surrogates that do not stand up to plausibility standards.
2022
Sprachliche Konstruktion eines Verschwörungsmythos: Radio Maria und die Covid-19-Pandemie / Moraldo, Sandro M.. - In: MUTTERSPRACHE. - ISSN 0027-514X. - STAMPA. - 132:4(2022), pp. 314-330. [10.53371/60413]
Moraldo, Sandro M.
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