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Political correctness. / Fairclough, Norman.

In: Discourse and Society, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.2003, p. 17-28.

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Fairclough, N 2003, 'Political correctness.' Discourse and Society, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 17-28. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957926503014001927

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Fairclough, Norman. / Political correctness. In: Discourse and Society. 2003 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 17-28.

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