Doublespeak (Rebel Reads) [William Lutz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Doublespeak is the language of non-responsibility, carefully. William D. Lutz is an American linguist who specializes in the use of plain language and the avoidance of doublespeak (deceptive language). He wrote a. Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take.

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Doublespeak – Wikipedia

The Doublespeak Award is an “ironic tribute to public speakers who have perpetuated language that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing, or self-centered. Archived from the original on There is a crucial need for English language teachers to educate and become experts in teaching about linguistic vulnerability. Lisa Guerard-Cugini rated it liked it Jul 20, In parity claims, “better” means “best”, and “best” means “equal to”.

Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber The Political Economy of the Mass Media that people in modern society consist of decision-makers and social participants who have to be made to agree. He highlighted the deliberate public misuses of doubldspeak and provided strategies for countering doublespeak by focusing on educating people in the English language so as to help them identify when doublespeak is being put into play.

Like the saccharine environment, an environment created or infiltrated by doublespeak provides the appearance of nourishment and the promise of survival, but the appearance is illusionary and the promise false. Among the other phrases in contention were “difficult exercise in labor relations”, meaning a strike, and “meaningful downturn in aggregate output”, an attempt to avoid saying the word “recession”.


Hermanpolitical economist and media analyst, has highlighted some examples of doublespeak and doublethink in modern society. NCTE passed two resolutions.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat As it was formulated to educate the public on how to counter doublespeak via education, its aim was to reach the widest possible audience of citizens.

Jessie Henderson rated it liked it Jun 09, Tony Stephenson rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Although the theories that premise doublespeak are still indefinite, there are some theories that have parallels with the theory of doublespeak and Orwell’s ideology in Nineteen Eighty-Four and might possibly provide a better understanding of where doublespeak’s theories could have come from. Hugh Rank formed the Doublespeak committee and was the first chairman of this committee.

William D. Lutz

Kevin rated it liked it Jul 26, Belland Rory O’Connor Jasonn Glass rated it really liked it Willuam 03, The German Ideology ed.

This is an important book that I dounlespeak hold onto, written in well before the internet so what he describes has multiplied exponentially. Lutz goes on to say that when advertisers state that their product is “good”, it is equivalent in meaning to saying that their product is the best.

Patti rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Henceforth, conflict theories demonstrate the dominating ideology of the bourgeoisie and Moran’s theory highlights that doublespeak produces an illusionary effect, both theories having parallels to Orwell’s ideology in Nineteen Eighty-Four.


InLutz received his bachelor’s degree from the Dominican College of Racine which closed its doors in In this lively and eye-opening expose, originally published inlinguist William Lutz identifies the four most common types of doublespeak—euphemism, jargon, gobbledygook or “bureaucratese” and inflated language—showing how eilliam is used in business, advertising, medicine, government and the military.

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William D. Lutz – Wikipedia

All three men used language that pretended to communicate but didn’t, language designed to make the bad seem good, the negative appear positive. He also mentions that the NCTE Committee on Public Doublespeak and their works with regards to educating the public on doublespeak is responsible for “the rather awesome task of combating the advertisers, the politicians, and the major manipulators of public language in our society”.

Lies of Our Times This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat Recipients of the Orwell Award. Retrieved from ” https: Lutz began teaching English at Rutgers University-Camden inand was made a full professor in Paperback0 pages.