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    STUDIA PHILOLOGIA - Issue no. 4 / 2000  

  Abstract:  In 1949 Orwell wrote: "The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought ľ that is a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc ľ should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words.  
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