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Click to edit Master subtitle  style  12/6/10 Language,  Literacy &  Thought Week 2, Class 1
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Today’s Agenda Why study language? The relationship between language and  thought
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Key Issues in Language Universal Generative Systematic Processed with automaticity
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The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression  for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc  (English Socialism), but to make all other modes of thought impossible.  It  was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and  Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought - that is, a thought diverging from  the principles of Ingsoc - should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as  thought is dependent on words. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to 
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