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Haig Bosmajian

Haig Aram Bosmajian is an author, lecturer, and professor, who received the 1983 Orwell Award for his book The Language of Oppression (1974).[1] Haig Bosmajian received a PhD in 1960 from Stanford University. His work has explored rhetoric and the freedom of speech.[1] Bosmajian has been professor emeritus at the University of Washington,[2] in the Speech/Communications Department, where he has taught since 1965. He is married to Hamida Bosmajian, also a published author and a professor at nearby Seattle University.[1][2]

Haig and Hamida Bosmajian wrote the textbook, The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement (1969), which has been published as a student textbook to analyze strategies of rhetoric. [3]


The following are selected works by Haig Bosmajian: [4]

  • Burning Books (March 2006, 233 pages) ISBN 0-7864-2208-4.
  • The Freedom Not to Speak (New York, 1999, 248p.) ISBN 0-8147-1297-5.
  • Metaphor and Reason in Judicial Opinions (July 1992)
  • The Freedom to Publish (New York: Neal-Schuman, 1989, 230p.)
  • The Freedom of Religion (First Amendment in the Classroom) (June 1987)
  • Freedom to Read (April 1987)
  • Censorship, Libraries, and the Law (1983)
  • The Language of Oppression (1974)
  • The Principles and Practice of Freedom of Speech (1971)
  • Dissent, Symbolic Behavior and Rhetorical Strategies
  • Readings in speech (1965)
  • "The Communist Manifesto: Critical Essay"
  • "Lying to the People", Western Journal of Speech Communication, Fall 1991.
  • "Dehumanizing People and Euphemizing War", Christian Century, December 5, 1984.



  • "Haig Bosmajian", September 1999,, webpage: Sheftman-Basma.

External links

  • "Dehumanizing People and Euphemizing War" (essay), Haig Bosmajian, Christian Century, December 5, 1984, p. 1147.
  • "The Freedom Not to Speak - Google Books Result", Google Books, webpage: Books-Google-FNS-front.
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