In "1984" George Orwell created a hypothetical language, called Newspeak, the deployment of which sought to eliminate rogue thoughts and emotions by incremental reduction in vocabulary.


The intellectual purpose of Newspeak is to express Ingsoc's worldview, and to attempt to make impossible all unorthodox (i.e. anti-Ingsoc) political thought. As constructed, the Newspeak vocabulary communicates the exact expression of sense and meaning that a member of the Party could wish to express, whilst excluding secondary denotations and connotations, eliminating the ways of indirect thinking that allow a word to have second and third meanings.

1984 is a fictional novel, but some of Orwell's ideas are playing out in today's reality - take "fake news" for example. I think the novel emphasises the connection between language and world view.