Lign 176 Agn 5

Lign 176 Agn 5 - LGN 176 Fall 09 Assignment 5 In this...

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LGN 176 Fall 09 Assignment 5 In this assignment I would like you to assess the justification and value of adopting speech codes on University/College campuses. In order to do this, I have provided an orienting article on speech codes from Wikipedia (with links to other relevant material). As in all other assignments, I don’t care what opinion you express, but I do want you to provide arguments for or against the adoption of speech codes. As you consider this issue, keep in mind and try to reference our discussions of word magic, framing, and the basic problem of identifying the nature of the relationship between language, thought, and behavior. I don’t want you to do spend time researching this topic: the article (and a link or two) is sufficient to familiarize you with the basic problem. I want to you spend time reflecting on how what you have been hearing in lectures and reading for class bears on motivating your opinion about this topic. Speech code From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article discusses the legal concept of speech codes. For the sociolinguistic academic field, see Speech Code Theory A speech code is any rule or regulation that limits, restricts, or bans speech beyond the strict legal limitations upon freedom of speech or press found in the legal definitions of harassment , slander , libel , and fighting words . Such codes are common in the workplace, in universities [1] , and in private organizations. The term may be applied to regulations that do not explicitly prohibit particular words or sentences. Speech codes are often applied for the purpose of suppressing hate speech or forms of social discourse thought to be disagreeable to the implementers. Use of the term is in many cases valuative; those opposing a particular regulation may refer to it as a speech code, while supporters will prefer to describe it as, for example and depending on the circumstances, a harassment policy. This is particularly the case in academic contexts. The difference may be ascertained by determining if the harassment policy bans more than what is legally defined as harassment; one that does is almost certainly a speech code.
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