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Everybody speaks about democracy. In current media discourses, 'democracy' means every-thing and nothing. You can explain war as "democratization" (of Iraq, Afghanistan etc.) just as well as you can call a referendum about fundamental political decisions "terrorism" (like in Greece 2015). Is democracy no more than a buzzword? This contribution explores the rela-tionship between language and democracy both in a descriptive and a normative perspective. What can linguistics, media and communication science contribute to this topic? How does the public spectacle of democracy work? And what is the notion of "democratic speech"?

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Knobloch, Clemens / Friedemann Vogel (Hg.) (2015): Sprache und Demokratie (= Linguistik Online
4/2015). online: https://bop.unibe.ch/linguistik-online/issue/view/514 [29.09.2018].