Monday, February 28, 2005

Don't picture a Linguistics professor

From the ISF email newsletter:

The College of Letters & Science and The R. Lowry Dobson Lecture

George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics
The Mind and Politics: What Cognitive Linguistics Contributes to an
Understanding of Politics

Thursday, March 17 @ 6 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Center

George Lakoff is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Cognitive
Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and
is a founding senior fellow at the Rockridge Institute. He is one of
the world's best known linguists. Since the mid-80s he has been
applying cognitive linguistics to the study of politics, especially
the framing of public political debate. Professor Lakoff's recently
released book is titled Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values
and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives; he is also
the author of the influential book Moral Politics: How Liberals and
Conservatives Think. Free admission and open to the public
For more information, please contact L&S College Relations at

I won't be there because I'm not interested in George Lakoff, and I'll probably be toiling away at my thesis that night, but I can think of at least one handsome Italian who would be interested.


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