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Lutz, William

Overview
Works: 30 works in 137 publications in 1 language and 9,689 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  History  Biography  Directories  Bibliography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PE1591, 423.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Lutz
Doublespeak : from "revenue enhancement" to "terminal living" : how government, business, advertisers, and others use language to deceive you by William Lutz( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How government, business, advertisers, and others use language to deceive you. --Title page
The Cambridge thesaurus of American English by William Lutz( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged alphabetically, this volume includes synonyms for single words, phrases, and idioms used in American culture
Webster's New World thesaurus by Charlton Laird( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 980 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 )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 749 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 680 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( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 570 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
On revolution by William Lutz( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By bringing together many substantive yet disparate views on revolution, this book attempts to treat this rather emotional subject in a serious and objective manner. It attempts to bring history to bear on the modern radical scene by presenting the ideas of Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, and others, along with those of modern students. The book proceeds from an examination of the basis of revolution, to the theory and practice of revolution, and finally to an analysis of the type of society that would exist after such a restructuring. Some of the questions it poses are: On what grounds is revolution necessary or desirable? Is there a theory of revolution that is viable in the modern world? Do contemporary upheavals on campus have anything to do with revolution. Each of the six chapters presents a series of essays on that topic. In Chapter 5, the Revolution on Campus, Professor George Adams points up that the university exists not to free the human mind and spirit, but to train technicians and bureaucrats who will maintain the present socioeconomic structure; Carl Davidson presents theoretical and tactical considerations for student revolutionaries; Mario Savio articulates the students' awareness of the function of the university and their decision to alter it; and, Mark Rudd points out that the students want a total restructuring of American society. (Author/JLB)
Beyond nineteen eighty-four : doublespeak in a post-Orwellian age by William Lutz( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 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 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetorical considerations : essays for analysis by Harry Brent( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guam by William Lutz( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history, topography, people, and culture of Guam, with an emphasis on current economics, politics, and industry
Senegal by William Lutz( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 163 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
Doublespeak( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 95 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
Underground press directory( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizon reader by Harry Brent( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 66 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Perennial reader( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doublespeak by William Lutz( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge thesaurus of American English
Alternative Names
Lutz, William.

William D. Lutz American linguist

William D. Lutz Amerikaans taalkundige

Languages
English (120)

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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