ERIC Number: ED119210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Teaching About Doublespeak.
Dieterich, Daniel, Ed.
The majority of the 24 essays in this book describe successful units, classes, or courses on the misuse of public language, while others suggest specific techniques for studying doublespeak or discuss theoretical frameworks for approaching the study of doublespeak. The first section of the book deals with the theory behind the study of doublespeak, and the second section contains material suitable for classroom use at more than one level. The last three sections include material for the study of doublespeak at each of three educational levels--elementary, secondary, and college. The essays will provide practical help for teachers guiding students in learning to deal with the doublespeak they encounter in advertising, governmental and political announcements, and other messages transmitted through the mass media. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Arts, Language Usage, Lesson Plans, Mass Media, Propaganda, Public Speaking, Publicize, Teaching Methods, Television Commercials
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Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.