George Lakoff

George Lakoff appears in the following:

Tax Reform By Any Other Name

Friday, April 28, 2017

Taking stock of the ambiguous terms the media use to talk about taxation and the government's budget.

A Taxonomy of Trump Tweets

Friday, January 13, 2017

Cognitive linguist George Lakoff thinks journalists are covering Trump tweets all wrong. 

How Talking About Trump Makes Him Normal In Your Brain

Friday, December 02, 2016

A cognitive linguist argues that normalizing Trump is inevitable, unless the media rethink a couple basic rules of journalism.

How Democrats Frame Issues

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Elisabeth Wehling, political strategist and researcher of linguistics, and George Lakoff, Cognitive Science and Linguistics professor at the University of California, Berkley, discuss their book, The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic, and explain how Democrats can communicate their moral values clearly and forcefully in a way that sets them apart from their GOP counterparts.


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RNC/Hurricane Gustav Coverage: Hour 2

Monday, September 01, 2008

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly talks about protests at the RNC. He's joined by Eileen Clancy, one of the founders of I-Witness Video, who talks about being raided in St. Paul.

WNYC's political director Andrea Bernstein with an update on the RNC's schedule.

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Irrational Voters

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Why do people vote against their own interests? Linguist and professor George Lakoff, author of The Political Mind: Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain, says it's all about language. Moreover, he argues, if political progressives want to put a Democrat in the ...

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Talking Politics

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Linguist George Lakoff wants the Democrats not only to win the White House in November, but to change the terms of the national debate. His new book is The Political Mind: Why You Can't Understand 21st Century American Politics with an 18th Century Brain. Plus: the founder of and ...