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The Resource Unspeak : words are weapons, Steven Poole

Unspeak : words are weapons, Steven Poole

Label
Unspeak : words are weapons
Title
Unspeak
Title remainder
words are weapons
Statement of responsibility
Steven Poole
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Unspeak is language as a weapon.Every day, we are bombarded with those apparently simplewords or phrases that actually conceal darker meanings.'Climate change' is less threateningthan 'Global Warming'; we say ethniccleansing when we mean mass murder. As we absorb andrepeat Unspeak we are accepting the messages thatpoliticians, businessmen and military agencies wish us tobelieve. Operation Iraqi Freedom did more than put apositive spin on the American war with Iraq; it gave theinvasion such a likeable name that the American newsnetworks quickly adopted it as their tagline forreporting on the war. By repackaging the language we useto describe international affairs or domestic politics, Unspeak tries to make controversial issues unspeakableand, therefore, unquestionable. In this thought-provokingand important book, Steven Poole traces the globalizingwave of modern Unspeak from culture wars to the cultureof war and reveals how everyday words are changing theway we think.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DKDLA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poole, Steven
Dewey number
306.44
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Mass media and language
  • Semantics
  • Figures of speech
Label
Unspeak : words are weapons, Steven Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1749476x
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Reprinted.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780349119243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Original version note
1st edition 2006.
System control number
(OCoLC)488609948
Label
Unspeak : words are weapons, Steven Poole
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1749476x
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Reprinted.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780349119243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Original version note
1st edition 2006.
System control number
(OCoLC)488609948

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