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Media: Is Speech Regulation the Sewage Control of Society?
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
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
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3337882.html
|Date Posted:||October 08, 2011|