Thinking linking things... barely winking as I sink, sometimes. The world is so SO BIG B I G and there is so little... time to tinker with it all.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Language Frames the Topic and the Discussion
Choice of words, phrases, verbal images, and so on form the language of a position. Read George Lakoff, linguistics professor at UCal Berkeley. He wrote "Don't Think of An Elephant" (published by Chelsea Books September 2004) concerning the upset among the losing Democratic Party concerning the United States presidential & congressional elections of 2004.
This taught a lot of us about use of language to frame an argument, to sway people, to tell more truth than merely using facts.