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Public Language Awards Committee - Previous Revision

Charge

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.

2012 Annual Report

Current Members

CHAIR, Kenan Lewis Metzger (2014)
(University of Missouri, Kansas City)

Christopher C. Burnham (2013)
(New Mexico State University, Las Cruces)

Angela Hansen (2014)
(Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff)

Deborah Church Miller (2013)
(University of Georgia, Athens)

Donna Niday (2014)
(Iowa State University, Ames)

Cary Shapiro (2013)
(Ankeny High School, IA)

Matthew Skillen (2014)
(Elizabethtown College, PA)

Nancy Zuercher (2014)
(Vermillion, SD)

Executive Committee Liaison, Keith Gilyard
(Pennsylvania State University, University Park)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters

INCOMING MEMBERS:

Robyn Seglem (2016)
(Illinois State University, Normal)

Past Members

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