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English As Lingua Franca

Double Talk in Global Persuasion

English As Lingua Franca( )
Author: Dovring, Karin
ISBN:978-0-275-95878-7
Publication Date:Jul 1997
Publisher:ABC-CLIO, LLC
Imprint:Praeger
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $64.00
Book Description:

As an international language, English has facilitated the sharing of information. But when it comes to communication, specifically political communication, Dovring argues that the type of English that is used leads to misunderstandings, political double entendre, and the subtle manipulation of public opinion. President Kennedy was one of the first to face this problem when he negotiated with Khrushchev in the 1960s. He encountered an English where familiar words were used with new or...
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