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NCTE Public Language Awards Committee - Previous Revision


To select the recipients of the annual George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language and The Doublespeak Award. The NCTE Orwell Award, established in 1975, recognizes writers who have made outstanding contributions to the critical analysis of public discourse. The NCTE Doublespeak Award, established in 1974, is an ironic tribute to public speakers who have perpetuated language that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing, or self-centered.

2008 Annual Report

Current Members

CHAIR, Michael Berube (2008)
(Penn State University, University Park)

INCOMING CHAIR, Dennis Baron (2011)
(University of Illinois, Urbana)

Jean Boreen (2010)
(Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff)

Linda J. Brown (2010)
(Stauton River High School, Moneta, VA)

Linda Christensen (2009)
(Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR)

Patricia Cordeiro (2008)
(Rhode Island College, Providence)

Jay Dolmage (2010)
(West Virginia University, Morgantown)

Nels Highberg (2010)
(University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT)

INCOMING, Thomas D. Kersting (2011)
(Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Manor, NY)

INCOMING, Kenan Metzger (2011)
(Ball State University, Muncie, IN)

INCOMING, Sally Miller (2011)
Hidden Valley High School, Roanoke, VA)

INCOMING, Chandra Tyler Mountain (2011)
(Dillard University, New Orleans, LA)

Michelle Tremmel (2009)
(Iowa State University, Ames)

Executive Committee Liaison, Joanne Yatvin 
(Portland, OR)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters

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