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How Spanish Can Help Us Survive Viral Times
February 15, 2021
A Journey into the Heart of a Language We Need Now More Than Ever
Democracy & Government
For Trump, Words Are Stupid Things
October 27, 2017
As language takes a beating from the president, a book about Churchill and Orwell reminds us how potent skilled rhetoric can be.
Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg on Language and Losers
June 6, 2017
Reflections on political discourse in the Trump era.
Another Word with Linguist Robin Lakoff
May 31, 2017
The linguist responds to your questions, criticisms and comments.
Are Women Bound by a Culture of Niceness?
May 12, 2017
Linguist Robin Lakoff on women, men and American talk.
The Science of Science Communication
April 28, 2017
A communications expert says we need to change the conversation on climate change to get through to those who are doubtful.
Gibberish Is the White House’s New Normal
March 24, 2017
The bad art of the non sequitur.
The Upside-Down World of America’s “Active Shooters” and “Collateral Damage”
October 14, 2015
| Christian Christensen
If the first casualty of war is truth, the second might be language.
Why "Can't Make Ends Meet" Trumps "Poverty"
July 25, 2014
New research has found that the language used to describe struggling Americans is turning off the very people it's supposed to help.
Decoding Political Buzzwords of 2012
February 17, 2012
Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg reveals the subtext behind words like "job creators" and "one percent".
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