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Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg on Language and Losers
June 6, 2017
Reflections on political discourse in the Trump era.
George Orwell on Sean Spicer
June 2, 2017
A note on the uses of stupefaction.
Another Word with Linguist Robin Lakoff
May 31, 2017
The linguist responds to your questions, criticisms and comments.
Deborah Tannen on Our Post-Argument Culture
April 12, 2017
Twenty years ago, linguist Deborah Tannen identified a pattern of interaction in which winning was more important than discovering the truth. She never expected that attitude to prevail in the White House.
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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