Fallacies and Pitfalls of Language: The Language Trap

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Courier Corporation, Nov 14, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 178 pages
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Witty, thought-provoking exploration of government newspeak, exaggerated advertising claims, propaganda, and other misuses of language. Not only a useful manual of verbal self-defense, but an engrossing study of the nature of language and the subtle ways in which it operates. This book will intrigue anyone interested in words, language, and the dynamics of modern culture.
  

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About the author (1994)

S. Morris Engel (Ph.D., University of Toronto) recently retired as a professor of philosophy at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Previously, he taught at the University of Southern California for twenty-five years. His many publications include The Study of Philosophy, Third Edition (1990) and The Language Trap (1994), as well as Wittgenstein's Doctrine of the Tyranny of Language (1971). Engel is also renowned as a translator of Yiddish, with projects including The Dybbuk (1979) and Kiddush Hashem (1977), Rachmil Bryks's moving account of the Holocaust.

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