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"Nebelsprech" : Sprechen in der parlamentarischen Demokratie

  • "Fogspeech" is a variant of Orwellian Newspeak typical of parliamentary Democracy: As it is important in a Democracy to find vast support for political projects, linguistic strategies from advertising are used, esp. positively connotated words, positive framing, hyperbolic speech. At the same time, politicians who want to avoid direct responsibility tend to use nebular expressions, set phrases, passive and impersonal constructions etc. A number of examples are discussed.

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Institutes:Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften / Lehrstuhl für Romanische Sprachwissenschaft
Author:Martin Haase
Place of publication:Bamberg
Year of publication:2016
Pages / Size:1 pdf-Datei (13 S.)
Year of first publication:2015
Source/Other editions:Ürsprünglich in: Linguistik online 73 (2015), 4, S. 75-88
Keywords:Linguistik; Politik; Sprachkritik
linguistics; politics
Document Type:Variety of texts
Peer Review:Ja
Internationale Verbreitung:Ja
Publishing Institution:Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Release Date:2016/05/24
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen (CC BY-SA 3.0)