Wall of Barriers Activity: Analyze Sociocentric Uses of Words
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Activity:
Analyze Sociocentric Uses of Words
Be on the lookout for groups using words in ways that serve their interests, but which violate or negate educated uses of those words. A good place to look is in news articles.
Identify the words being used and the reasons such words are used. What might the group gain through this use of language? What do their words really mean (as compared with what they want the reader to think they mean)?
Examples of words being used incorrectly: