You Can't Say That!

IB English A: Language & Literature: You Can't Say That!

What words could you say in the 1970s or 1980s that you cannot use today? From that initial question, and delving into one specific word, the following set of lessons deal with how language changes and evolves. More specifically, it explores how a single word - once socially and medically accepted in the 1970s - is now considered derogatory and offensive. The resources start with how the word retarded was used in advocacy...


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