ERIC Number: ED097723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Language and Public Policy.
Rank, Hugh, Ed.
As an early product of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Committee on Public Doublespeak, this publication seeks both to provide teachers of English and speech already concerned about the social effects of language with current studies on the subject and to persuade other colleagues of the importance of preparing students to cope with dishonest and inhumane uses of language. The first section contains a representative sampling of the Watergate articles which focused on language manipulation, while the second section includes articles relating to the countering of commercial and political propaganda. The third section, introduced by an exhortation for action from Congressman Robert F. Drinan, contains speeches focusing on language abuse delivered recently by leaders of academic and scholarly organizations. In the last section, information is presented by members of the NCTE Committee on Public Doublespeak. (JM)
Descriptors: Advertising, Higher Education, Language, Language Planning, Language Usage, Politics, Propaganda, Public Policy, Public Speaking, Publicize, Secondary Education, Social Influences
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.