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Unformatted text preview: COM 374 McGarrity Name (LAST, FIRST): ______Yasui, Heather ______ Section: ____BB ___ EXTRA CREDIT Reading Response Due: Wednesday, June 4 Readings : Supplemental online – Kakutani; Lutz Provide examples of politically-correct (or bias-free) language as discussed by Kakutani and of doublespeak as discussed by Lutz. Provide some of the motivations behind why such changes in language have been proposed/used. Discuss some of the ways in which politically-correct language and doublespeak are different and some of the ways in which they are similar. Examples of politically correct language described in Kakutani’s article included saying “payola” instead of “blackmail”, “outcast” for “black sheep”, “waitron” for “waiter/waitress”, but the article also mentions how saying a term such as “battered spouse” instead of “battered wife” neglects the fact that more women tend to be the battered spouse as opposed to men. In Lutz’s article, some examples of doublespeak that was used included how instead of referring to...
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2008 for the course COM 374 taught by Professor Mcgarrity during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.
- Spring '08