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Lutz, William

Overview
Works: 31 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 9,174 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  History  Biography  Directories  Bibliography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter, Compiler
Classifications: PE1591, 423.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Lutz
The Cambridge thesaurus of American English by William Lutz( )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged alphabetically, this volume includes synonyms for single words, phrases, and idioms used in American culture
Doublespeak : from "revenue enhancement" to "terminal living" : how government, business, advertisers, and others use language to deceive you by William Lutz( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How government, business, advertisers, and others use language to deceive you. --Title page
Webster's New World thesaurus by Charlton Laird( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 30,000 entries alphabetically arranged for quick and easy access
Firestorm at Peshtigo : a town, its people, and the deadliest fire in American history by Denise Gess( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the conflagration that swept through Peshtigo, Wisconsin, on October 8, 1871--the same night as the Great Chicago Fire--incinerating more than 2,400 square miles of land and killing more than two thousand people
The new doublespeak : why no one knows what anyone's saying anymore by William Lutz( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author "exposes the latest doublespeak that permeates what passes for communication in our society."--Jacket
Assessment of writing : politics, policies, practices by Edward M White( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the latest research, the twenty-two contributions in this volume examine how policies shape practices in writing assessment and how policies and practices are intertwined with politics. The volume is divided into five sections, which focus on political and legal issues, the validity and reliability of testing, old and new models of assessment, social inclusion and equity, and future prospects. A thought-provoking response concludes each section
Beyond nineteen eighty-four : doublespeak in a post-Orwellian age by William Lutz( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book probes the efforts at manipulation individuals face daily in this information age and the tactics of persuaders from many sectors of society using various forms of Orwellian "doublespeak." The book contains the following essays: (1) "Notes toward a Definition of Doublespeak" (William Lutz); (2) "Truisms Are True: Orwell's View of Language" (Walker Gibson); (3) "Mr. Orwell, Mr. Schlesinger, and the Language" (Hugh Rank); (4) "What Do We Know?" (Charles Weingartner); (5) "The Dangers of Singlespeak" (Edward M. White); (6) "The Fallacies of Doublespeak" (Dennis Rohatyn); (7) "Doublespeak and Ethics" (George R. Bramer); (8) "Post-Orwellian Refinements of Doublethink: Will the Real Big Brother Please Stand Up?" (Donald Lazere); (9) "Worldthink" (Richard Ohmann); (10)"'Bullets Hurt, Corpses Stink': George Orwell and the Language of Warfare" (Harry Brent); (11) "Political Language: The Art of Saying Nothing" (Dan F. Hahn); (12) "Fiddle-Faddle, Flapdoodle, and Balderdash: Some Thoughts about Jargon" (Frank J. D'Angelo); (13) "How to Read an Ad: Learning to Read between the Lies" (D.G. Kehl); (14) "Subliminal Chainings: Metonymical Doublespeak in Advertising" (Don L.F. Nilsen); (15) "Doublespeak and the Polemics of Technology" (Scott Buechler); (16) "Make Money, Not Sense: Keep Academia Green" (Julia Penelope); (17) "Sensationspeak in America" (Roy F. Fox); and (18) "The Pop Grammarians--Good Intentions, Silly Ideas, and Doublespeak" (Charles Suhor). Three appendixes are attached: "The George Orwell Awards, ""The Doublespeak Award," and "The Quarterly Review of Doublespeak." (Ms)
Doublespeak defined : cut through the bull**** and get to the point by William Lutz( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years Lutz has waged a battle against 'doublespeak,' the use of convoluted, evasive, deceptive, misleading, and deliberately ambiguous language. However, any look at the front page of a newspaper or, better yet, at the Federal Register will suggest that Lutz's cause might be a lost one. He is already the author of two books on the topic, and he edited the National Council of Teachers of English Quarterly Review of Doublespeak for 14 years. This year he was contracted by the Securities and Exchange Commission to write instructions on writing stock prospectuses in 'plain' English. The resulting booklet is 58 pages. Doublespeak Defined, though, is essentially a thesaurus. Under 14 categories, such as education, the workplace, job titles, and sex and sexes, Lutz lists terms and their doublespeak counterparts. Included are sidebar press reports documenting doublespeak's pervasive reach, and cartoons lampooning its effects. Some examples are amusing and some are silly. Many, though, raise real concerns about the potential dangers of irresponsible and misleading language
Guam by William Lutz( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history, topography, people, and culture of Guam, with an emphasis on current economics, politics, and industry
Rhetorical considerations : essays for analysis by Harry Brent( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senegal by William Lutz( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the history, topography, economy, industry, culture, and people of the small country on the northwest coast of Africa
The age of communication by William Lutz( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Netherlands Antilles by William Lutz( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history, geography, people, culture, and economy of the two island groups in the Caribbean which, though self-governing, have a governor appointed by the Dutch monarch
Underground press directory by William Lutz( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doublespeak( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors of the Quarterly Review of Doublespeak discuss examples of bureaucratic and political doublespeak, and the implications of the distortion of language and meaning
Horizon reader by Harry Brent( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Critical reader : responding through writing( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doublespeak : a brief history, definition, and bibliography, with a list of award winners, 1974-1990 by W. Walker Gibson( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Perennial reader( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doublespeak by William Lutz( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge thesaurus of American English
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Firestorm at Peshtigo : a town, its people, and the deadliest fire in American historyThe new doublespeak : why no one knows what anyone's saying anymoreAssessment of writing : politics, policies, practicesDoublespeak defined : cut through the bull**** and get to the point
Alternative Names
Lutz, William.

William D. Lutz American linguist

William D. Lutz Amerikaans taalkundige

William D. Lutz lingüista estadounidense

ویلیام دی. لوتز

Languages
English (136)