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ERIC Number: EJ619422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Nothing in Life Is Certain Except Negative Patient Care Outcome and Revenue Enhancement.
Lutz, William
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v44 n3 p230-33 Nov 2000
Outlines the long history and the dangers of doublespeak--language that misleads, distorts, and deceives. Offers examples of doublespeak in euphemisms, "gobbledygook," and inflated language. Argues that doublespeak is carefully constructed to appear to communicate when its real purpose is to mislead, and notes its relationship to politics and power. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
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Language: English
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