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By Karin Dovring

As a global language, English has facilitated the sharing of data. but if it involves verbal exchange, 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 favourite phrases have been used with new or doubtful meanings as a way to element towards sure political targets. This Bodysnatched English is the topic of Dovring's examine. A communications analyst, Dovring examines the use, effect, and political setting the place Bodysnatched English has seemed. She issues out the usually missed undeniable fact that verbal exchange is an paintings, played to perfection through politicians performing on the general public degree. She analyzes contemporary political communications, together with the phrases of Reagan, Clinton, Gorbachev, Khrushchev, and Qadafi.

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