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By Karin Dovring

As a world language, English has facilitated the sharing of knowledge. but if it involves conversation, particularly political communique, Dovring argues that the kind of English that's used results in misunderstandings, political double entendre, and the delicate manipulation of public opinion. President Kennedy used to be one of many first to stand this challenge while he negotiated with Khrushchev within the Nineteen Sixties. He encountered an English the place known phrases have been used with new or doubtful meanings with a purpose to aspect towards definite political pursuits. This Bodysnatched English is the topic of Dovring's examine. A communications analyst, Dovring examines the use, impact, and political atmosphere the place Bodysnatched English has seemed. She issues out the customarily missed incontrovertible fact that verbal exchange is an artwork, played to perfection by way of politicians performing on the general public level. She analyzes fresh political communications, together with the phrases of Reagan, Clinton, Gorbachev, Khrushchev, and Qadafi.

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