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Genetically Modified Language: The Discourse of the GM Debate
by Guy Cook
The GM debate is as much a war of words as of facts. Food and farming are being changed forever - yet whether for good or bad is the subject of an increasingly bitter argument. Those promoting GM have mounted an intense campaign, characterising their opponents as terrorists and Luddites, governed by ignorance, irrationality and hysteria. Yet public opinion remains ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 4th 2004 by Routledge
(first published March 1st 2004)
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Nov 12, 2013 Elaine rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
I'm almost 79. and I find myself doing less and less of what I "ought" to but see no real reason to do otherwise. I guess that's part of getting old, "letting yourself go!" So, I haven't been reviewing anywhere near all the books I've been reading. But, this book demands a review. In fact, I think every literate person should read it. English classes should make it required reading both for analyzing the language used in the book, and to show how easily we are manipulated by language use itself. ...more
Guy Cook is Professor of Language and Education at the Open University, UK. He was formerly Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading (1998-2004) and head of TESOL at the London University Institute of Education (1991-1998). He was co-editor of the journal Applied Linguistics 2004-2009. He is current Chair of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, and an academician ...moreMore about Guy Cook...