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George Lakoff

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In Metaphors We Live By, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson argue that metaphors are pervasive in everyday language, thought and action. A metaphor is a comparison in which a word or phrase in one domain of experience is applied to another domain. There's no literal connection. Take, for ... war
George Lakoff is a cognitive scientist who has done a lot of research examining how politics and language intersect, particularly how language is used by individuals and groups to present their opponents in ways that welcome easy refutation. Usually, this means the misrepresentation of those ideas or opponents or, at ...

In Metaphors We Live By, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson argue that metaphors are pervasive in everyday language, thought and action. A metaphor is a comparison in which a word or phrase in one domain of experience is applied to another domain. There's no literal connection. Take, for ... war
UC Berkeley cognitive linguist George Lakoff has proposed that our conceptual system is fundamentally metaphorical, and that we use simple, concrete metaphors to understand complex, abstract concepts. For example, we often think of life as a journey. We view ourselves as navigating a vehicle or ...
In 1994, Newt Gingrich, brandishing his Contract with America, led a Republican revolution that swept aside Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate, initiating an epoch of conservative ascendancy that lingers on. Don Sipple, a Republican campaign consultant, declared at the time that the ...
The publisher's roster of titles includes New York Times best sellers include George Lakoff's Don't Think of an Elephant!, Naomi Wolf's The End of America, and Sandor Katz's The Art of Fermentation. Chelsea Green employs about 25 people, including 17 who work at the company's office in White ...

UC Berkeley cognitive linguist George Lakoff has proposed that the way we think about concepts is fundamentally metaphorical. In other words, we don't simply talk with metaphors, we think with them. We rely on what is simple and familiar to us, like money, to understand what is more complex and ...
In 2004, George Lakoff's book 'Don't Think of an Elephant' popularised the idea that the way we frame issues radically shapes the way people think about them. Many on the left became increasingly convinced that our tactics needed a radical rethink – that trying to combat a simple and powerful story with ...
As philosopher George Lakoff has pointed out, we must change the way we think and talk about diversity. We must find a new vocabulary and a new way of thinking about inclusion. Some of our participants suggested that we “lighten up”' in our diversity training. Though it is a serious topic, when possible ...
... support for Trump comes from a place that's wholly different to the place where we compile and analyse facts. As George Lakoff has argued, conservatives' hierarchical moral worldview influences support to a great degree – this translates into support for the virulent racism of the current administration.
Citing cognitive linguist George Lakoff, she argues that Americans often cram their understanding of their country into family metaphors—Founding Fathers, “sons and daughters” sent to war. The impeachment debacle was not just a personally disastrous event, Lewinsky writes. It was also a “family” drama, ...
What was the last book that changed your thinking? Don't Think of an Elephant by George Lakoff. It was about how the Republicans have learned to speak and the Democrats have not.
"Don't think of an elephant" was the classic advice given by the linguist George Lakoff when discussing how to frame political messages: when you're told not to think of something, it becomes hard to think about anything else. So if I tell you to think of anything but a pink elephant, a rosy Dumbo will likely ...
Retired UC Berkeley linguist George Lakoff is being dragged into a legal fight over comments he made about possible Russian influence on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Lakoff was slapped with a libel and slander suit by Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze — a Georgian American businessman who ...
Political messages gain added strength when they're delivered in a way that matches how our brains process information. Pioneering cognitive linguist George Lakoff says that America's leading progressive politicians have ignored the science, while Donald Trump and the right wing have connected ...
Pioneering cognitive linguist George Lakoff says that America's leading progressive politicians have ignored the science, while Donald Trump and the right wing have connected with voters with dangerous effectiveness. We asked 2017 Uncharted speakers to recommend books, films and actions to take as ...
"Democrats are basically science deniers," George Lakoff says. "They're denying the truth discovered in neuroscience and cognitive science." Harsh words, coming from a lifelong liberal Democrat. But the famed UC Berkeley cognitive linguist thinks his party desperately needs a wake-up call. If ...

George Lakoff, retired UC Berkeley professor and author of Don't Think of an Elephant, is one of a very few people in Berkeley who does not underestimate Donald Trump. “Trump is not stupid,” he tells anyone who will listen. “He is a super salesman, and he knows how to change your brain and use it to his ...
George Lakoff points out that in the West there are two models of morality that can be represented as family metaphors. The Strict Father Model assumes that God gave dominion over nature to man “to steward wisely.” The Nurturant Parent Model sees nature as a Mother who provides for us. The full text of ...
Stephen Miller, a policy adviser, and Sarah Sanders, the press secretary, have tried valiant defences, but many Republicans prefer to feign ignorance. Some of Mr Trump's critics detect a more insidious motive, “a weapon to control the news cycle”, as George Lakoff, a professor emeritus at Berkeley, puts it.
President Trump's tweets often leave us shaking our heads out of disbelief. Is he allowed to say these things? Are his claims even based on fact? According to author and Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at University of California Berkeley George Lakoff, Trump manipulates the media with each tweet he ...
... traffic and homelessness have caused many to question the cost. On Monday, Assemblyman David Chiu issued a statement confirming he won't run in June. The election follows the death last month of Mayor Ed Lee. FROM THE OPINION SIDE: UC Berkeley's George Lakoff and former Brown spokesman ...
Over the past two years, Trump's Twitter habits have been honed and polished into an art form. And really, he is a master at it. Maybe after Mueller takes him down, he can write “The Art of the Tweet.” Until then, Americans will continue to reel from unfiltered posts like his most recent threats to North Korea ...
And of course, we're listening again to our full interview with George Lakoff, who for many years was a professor of cognitive science and linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He has plenty to say about the way our brains are hard wired to reject information that conflicts with our world view.
Pioneering cognitive linguist George Lakoff says that America's leading progressive politicians have ignored the science, while Donald Trump and the right wing have connected with voters with dangerous effectiveness. We asked 2017 Uncharted speakers to recommend books, films and actions to take as ...
Many Australian Aboriginal languages also have detailed classifications; Dyirbal is famous for having a noun class for "women, fire, and dangerous things" (which is the title of a book by the linguist George Lakoff) — actually, its four classes include one for women, water, fire, violence, and some animals; ...
Related: An analysis of how Trump uses Twitter to deceive and to set the agenda, by George Lakoff, who, as a linguist, argues that Trump is manipulating the media through Twitter — and that the media should stop falling for his tricks. For an audio version of his argument, you can listen to his conversation ...
Some, like liberal linguist George Lakoff, see the tweets as a deliberate way to shape the news and feed his base. Others see them as a sign of unfitness for the office or even a question about his overall health. And then there's the take that Trump is simply live-tweeting what he watches on Fox News.
That's according to a graphic, created by retired UC Berkeley professor of cognitive science and linguistics George Lakoff, which outlines four ways that the president uses his tweets to control the news cycle. First up? What Lakoff calls “preemptive framing”: getting your version of the story out first. Next is ...
President Donald Trump's use of social media has radically transformed presidential communications. His short bursts of text move markets, disrupt diplomacy and inflame political anxiety almost daily. His smartphone has become one of the most powerful weapons in political history. As a result, there's a ...
George Lakoff has once again identified a vexing and paradoxical challenge to liberal politics: Should we pay attention to everything President Donald Trump says, or should we pick and choose what to focus on? The problem, according to the eminent cognitive scientist, is that chasing every tweet allows ...
Pioneering cognitive linguist George Lakoff says that America's leading progressive politicians have ignored the science, while Donald Trump and the right wing have connected with voters with dangerous effectiveness. We asked 2017 Uncharted speakers to recommend books, films and actions to take as ...
"The implication is that the Democratic Party is not democratic and does not represent our democracy," George Lakoff, a cognitive linguist and expert on political messaging, told Business Insider. Jim Dornan, a Republican political consultant who worked on Trump's exploratory campaign, seemed to agree: ...
George Lakoff, a linguist and cognitive scientists explains that the right, who see the world through the lens of the strict father, like to cast this argument as one of regulation vs. anti-regulation, with regulation being the bad guy taking away business freedom. However, net neutrality is a safeguard that ...
“Democrats are basically science deniers,” George Lakoff says. “They're denying the truth discovered in neuroscience and cognitive science.” Harsh words, coming from a lifelong liberal Democrat. But the famed UC Berkeley cognitive linguist thinks his party desperately needs a wake-up call. If they'd ...
Sunday morning we held a lively discussion about framing our message based on George Lakoff's book Don't Think of an Elephant: Know your ...
... metaphors, but so ingrained in our thought and speech we could even call them -- in the words of George Lakoff -- metaphors we live by.
In his body of work on metaphors and politics, the oft-cited American linguist, George Lakoff, highlights both the importance and dangers of ...
When looking at the polarized political conflict we see today, it is important to understand the work of the cognitive linguist George Lakoff.
Retired cognitive science and linguistics professor George Lakoff appeared in a previous episode, explaining how your brain reacts to political ...
Retired cognitive science and linguistics professor George Lakoff appeared in a previous episode, explaining how your brain reacts to political rhetoric. He's back this week with tips on how to break through to family members this holiday, even if you don't share the same worldview. Also, we talk a lot about ...
About 15 years ago I crammed into a small auditorium to listen to a speech delivered by George Lakoff promoting his new book, “Don't Think of ...
... in agreement that speech can hurt, with Berkeley cognitive science and linguistics professor George Lakoff saying that it can alter your neural ...
No seems to be listening any more to the likes of linguist-philosopher Noam Chomsky, the U.C. Berkeley's George Lakoff or others who've ...
In his classic, "Moral Politics," University of California professor George Lakoff notes that conservatives and liberals have two vastly different ...
In his classic, Moral Politics, University of California professor George Lakoff notes that conservatives and liberals have two vastly different ...
Yet, as the linguist George Lakoff has noted, just arguing about "tax relief" induces us to think of this as a debate over an affliction from which ...
In 2004 American linguist George Lakoff wrote a book titled Don't Think of an Elephant: Know your Values and Frame the Debate. In it, Lakoff ...
In 2004 American linguist George Lakoff wrote a book titled Don't Think of an Elephant: Know your Values and Frame the Debate. In it, Lakoff ...
Political analyst George Lakoff, notably in his book Don't Think of an Elephant!, has shown how the way we frame such challenges shapes our ...


 

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