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May 4, 2017
Newspeak – is it a fictional language or a controlling weapon?

If you’ve ever immersed yourself in George Orwell’s incredible world of Nineteen Eighty-Four, you will know that the concept revolves around the regime of Big Brother and the control of language, thought, and expression. The state ruled by the Party in the story is called Oceania, and while it is a fictional state ruled by totalitarians, the control the Party has over residents is something quite frightening. That control is depicted in the form of Newspeak.

What is Newspeak?

Newspeak is Oceania’s official language. It is the controlled language in the state and it is made up of a limited vocabulary and restricted grammar.

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