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«Quo vadis, Kommunikation?» Kommunikation – Sprache – Medien / «Quo vadis, Communication?» Communication – Language – Media

Akten des 46. Linguistischen Kolloquiums in Sibiu 2011- Proceedings of the 46 th Linguistics Colloquium, Sibiu 2011


Ioana-Narcisa Cretu

Quo vadis, Kommunikation? Kommunikation – Sprache – Medien ist der Tagungsband des 46. Linguistischen Kolloquiums an der Lucian-Blaga-Universität in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Rumänien. Die Essays beleuchten die Rolle der Medien in der heutigen Kommunikation: sie sind zugleich Ausgangspunkt oder Anwendungsgebiet von Betrachtungen zu den traditionellen Kernbereichen der Linguistik oder zur Angewandten Linguistik. Der Band umfasst Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache von 30 verschiedenen Universitäten aus 14 Ländern.
Quo vadis, Communication? Communication – Language – Media presents contributions of the 46th Linguistics Colloquium at the University of Sibiu, Romania. The essays offer a critical review of the influence of modern media on communication and how media have become the subject of research in different linguistic fields. The volume comprises papers in German, English and French from 30 different universities.
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Sophistry – a Success Recipe for Romanian Politicians


Politics studies man as “zoon politikon”. The state is a natural institution based on the community of beings using articulate language, and language is the axis of morality. Through language man has access to reason, to the concepts of good and evil, and finally through language he can manifest as “zoon politikon”.

Language manifests socially through speech acts. The social universe is a discursive universe consisting of speech acts performed in certain contexts that act restrictively both on the emitter and the receiver, influencing the encoding and decoding of the message.

The evaluation of the ratio between the implicit or explicit intention of the emitter (to influence / change) and the intention of the receiver (to understand / know), both manifested in a certain context, determines the choice for a certain discursive strategy.

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