BBC News – The rules of speech crime


This article from the BBC News Magazine website highlights the issue of ‘political correctness’ (itself seen as a an increasingly pejorative term, especially in conjunction with its common collocation, ‘gone mad’). This is an important concept for both ‘Language and Power’ for ENGB1 and ‘Language Change’ for ENGB3. Language & Literature students can also make good use of the concept for those units (ELLA2 & ELLA3) that include a focus on speakers’and writers’ attitudes for AO3.

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