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Granath, Solveig and Magnus Ullén. 2019. ‘The Elevation of Sensitivity over Truth’: Political Correctness and Related Phrases in the Time Magazine Corpus. Applied Linguistics 40 (2) : 265–287.
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Oxford University Press


This quantitative and qualitative diachronic inquiry of the use of the expression politically correct (PC) and linked phrases in the American magazine Time from 1923 through 2006, shows a frequency increase in the early 1990s and that negative or ironic uses of the terms prevail.