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Doublespeak

Author: William Lutz
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Ig Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Doublespeak is the language of non-responsibility, carefully constructed to appear to communicate when it fact it dusn't. In this lively and eye-opening expose, originally published in 1989, linguist William Lutz identifies the four most common types of doublespeak-euphemism, jargon, gobbledygook or "bureaucratese," and inflated language-showing how each is used in business, advertising, medicine, government, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lutz, William.
Doublespeak.
Brooklyn, NY : Ig Publishing, 2016
(OCoLC)933938211
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Lutz
ISBN: 9781632460189 1632460181
OCLC Number: 946166768
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 04, 2016).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: William Lutz.

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Doublespeak is the language of non-responsibility, carefully constructed to appear to communicate when it fact it dusn't. In this lively and eye-opening expose, originally published in 1989, linguist William Lutz identifies the four most common types of doublespeak-euphemism, jargon, gobbledygook or "bureaucratese," and inflated language-showing how each is used in business, advertising, medicine, government, and the military. In this seminal book, Lutz articulates that the goal of doublespeak is "to distort reality and corrupt thought."

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