Newspeak (Routledge Revivals): A Dictionary of Jargon

1st Edition

Jonathon Green

Routledge
Published April 10, 2015
Reference - 264 Pages
ISBN 9780415732734 - CAT# Y158271
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

George Orwell coined the term ‘Newspeak’ for his novel 1984, the purpose of which was designed to shrink vocabularies and eliminate subtlety and nuance. For this dictionary, first published to herald the year 1984, Jonathon Green compiled nearly 8, 000 entries – selected from the slangs and specific vocabularies of trades, professions and interests – covering such areas as the world of entertainment, the media, the military economics, and finance. This dictionary provides an accurate and useful linguistic guide for students of lexicography and an interesting compendium for the general inquisitive reader.

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