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Mon Oct 10 2011

Media: Is Speech Regulation the Sewage Control of Society?

Editor for this issue: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>


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Message 1: Is Speech Regulation the Sewage Control of Society?
Date: 08-Oct-2011
From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>
Subject: Is Speech Regulation the Sewage Control of Society?
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Dr. Annabelle Lukin, a lecturer in linguistics at Macquarie University in Australia, likens speech regulations to sewage control: "Dumping of pollution is subject to regulation because of its effects on our physical environment... When we regulate speech, it is for the protection of the social environment."

The comments section reveals a wide range of opinions about how appropriate the comparison is. Sociolinguists and politicians alike have much to say about "freedom of speech", especially in the face of "political correctness."

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3337882.html


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

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