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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 21, September 6, 1976.

Incoherent English Disliked

Incoherent English Disliked

Dear Sir,

May I ask you to request your contributors to avoid using incoherent English. I refer to Mr A. Ward's review of "Red Papers on New Zealand" and Mr N. Rowe's article "Downstage", both in Salient of last week.

Whilst Mr Rowe becomes ironic about the nature of "this audience" (line 9, p 18) Mr Ward tends to write in an abrupt shorthand that leaves the reader confused, e.g. "To illustrate, (what) Ken Stanton describes with statistics, the process of concentration (of what?) in New Zealand". Col.3 line 8, p 17).

Presumably Ken Stanton is illustrating
1.the "bourgeois theory"
2.the "separate Marxist problematic" which "such issues can be raised and hopefully discussed". Discussed "in hope", or, "in hope", discussed?
Let it rest all the best,

Bob Findlay.