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ERIC Number: ED103860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 9
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Doublespeak: Another View.
Riel, Arthur R., Jr.
This paper argues that doublespeak statements are often criticized not because they are dishonest, but because as individuals we do not personally agree with the underlying philosophy of the statements. Several sets of words and phrases are discussed and their meanings, as perceived by various types of people, are examined. To fit deceptive language, we must (1) be aware of our own primary assumptions, (2) begin to teach students to be more aware of deceptive speaking and writing, (3) teach students to listen and read with precision, (4) teach students how to read abstractions and universals, and (5) provide guidelines for students' philosophical and moral development. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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