Doublespeak 2bb - Doublespeak Be an informed media consumer Part Two Doublespeak When language is used to intentionally confuse or mislead it may

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Doublespeak Be an informed media consumer. Part Two
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Doublespeak When language is used to intentionally confuse or mislead, it may be “doublespeak.” “Doublespeak” is inspired by George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four , but the word is not used in the book. Orwell uses words similar to it.
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Doublespeak One word used in Nineteen Eighty-Four was newspeak, the official state language. Newspeak was intended to diminish human thought and create a reality based on what the state wanted citizens to believe.
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Doublespeak The National Council of the Teachers of English annually present a Doublespeak Award to the person or group that uses language to confuse or mislead. The NCTE once published a newsletter called the Quarterly Review of Doublespeak .
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Doublespeak Professor William Lutz of Rutgers University has written several books about the use of doublespeak.
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Doublespeak Lutz writes: “At its worst, doublespeak, like newspeak, is language designed to limit, if not eliminate thought. . . At its least offensive, doublespeak is inflated language that tries to give importance to the insignificant.”
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Doublespeak Some types of doublespeak: euphemisms jargon inflated language
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course JOUR 201 taught by Professor Ralston during the Spring '08 term at Western Kentucky University.

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Doublespeak 2bb - Doublespeak Be an informed media consumer Part Two Doublespeak When language is used to intentionally confuse or mislead it may

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