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October 29, 2003

A Linguist's View of Politics

George Lakoff, UC Berkeley professor and member of the Rockridge Institute, a progressive think tank, takes a linguistic approach to political debate, explaining why conservatives are more successful at framing the debate:

"...[C]onservatives, especially conservative think tanks, have framed virtually every issue from their perspective. They have put a huge amount of money into creating the language for their worldview and getting it out there. Progressives have done virtually nothing."

[via BoingBoing]

Yours, &c., LC | 01:18 PM | Politics , Writing & Language | TrackBack (0)

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