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Our Linguistic Inflation


by Robert Cluett — 1965

Just as there can be a ruinous inflation in finance, so there can be a ruinous inflation in our habits of communication and thought—in our use of language. According to the author, we are in the midst of an insidiously inflationary period; and its effects on our values, our ways of assessing the world, and our straightforwardness in dealing with each other are subtly but radically damaging. How do we deal with this set of problems in our curricula and classrooms?


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 6, 1965, p. 537-547
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2407, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 3:16:17 AM

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