In the early 90s of the 20th century, the Austrian writer Werner Schwab came to be one of the most successful playwrights in the German-speaking area. The striking idiolect he used in his plays, whose description and analysis is to be the the main part of this thesis, soon became the focus of academic interest and the media. The first two chapters are dedicated to the introduction of Schwab and his work. After a short biography, I will present media reactions to the author and his methods as well as the state of academic research. This will be followed by an outline of the artistic and cultural context in which Schwab operated, including the language criticism and philosophy of modernism, avant garde, poststructuralism and postmodernism that might have inspired him, as well as the influences of Austrian literature and arts and the music culture of punk and industrial on Schwabs works. The main part of this study is comprised by a descriptive linguistic analysis of the aesthetic idiolect Schwab used in his stage plays. His stylistic devices are explored on a grammatical and syntactical, as well as on a semantic and pragmatic level, with the intention of detecting the respective functions of Schwabs stylistic and rhetorical devices. Following the main part stands an excursus on the musicality of Schwabs idiom, investigating the question of whether Schwabs interest and affinity for music - specifically punk and industrial reflects on his stlye of writing or his methods of working, and if so, how this influence manifests itself.