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The Malapropism and Ideology in Public Language

Clark, Thomas ORCID: 0000-0002-0313-9484 (2009) The Malapropism and Ideology in Public Language. In: 2009 International Conference on Social Science and Humanities (ICSSH 2009), 09 October 2009-11 October 2009, NEC, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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This paper examines a particularly revealing form of rhetorical misprision, the malapropism, in the context of contemporary public language. It shows how malapropism reveals an inherently conservative and sceptical ideological disposition in public discourse. To illustrate the argument, it draws on three contemporary examples from sources in the Australian news media.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 9789810838171
Uncontrolled Keywords: public language; Australian news media; rhetorical
Subjects: FOR Classification > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Arts
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 23:50
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2018 01:08
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