Media Language, Clear or Obscure

Bjarne le Fevre Jakobsen, Michael Ejstrup

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Abstrakt

Abstract— Be clear, not obscure. One of the four maxims for optimal communication is that it is essential to develop proficiency in being concise and clear. The question is whether this is really a good idea in all contexts. There is some evidence to the contrary. Undoubtedly, we have many contexts where it is important for mutual understanding that we be clear and concise. This is true of instructions for electronic equipment and for household appliances. Here, linguistic brevity and clarity may be preferable, but not in other cases. Culture, globalization, and the recognition of ever faster growth in diversity, means that media need to be very cognizant of the stringency with which they handle the advice to be linguistically clear and concise. The need to pay great attention to situational awareness is highly visible and intrusive. Attention to situational awareness seems to be crucial for the survival of free speech.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Vol/bind2
Udgave nummer5
Antal sider10
ISSN2250-3226
StatusUdgivet - 11. maj 2015
Begivenhed17th International Conference on Food Process Engineering - Montreal, Canada
Varighed: 11. maj 201512. maj 2015

Konference

Konference17th International Conference on Food Process Engineering
LandCanada
ByMontreal
Periode11/05/201512/05/2015

Emneord

  • medievidenskab
  • sprog
  • journalism

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