Tags » George Lakoff

First post

Well, this is my very first attempt at writing a blog so bear with me if this gets a bit boring. There’s certainly a lot of ideas to take in but it is making some kind of sense so far. 333 more words


The political right-side brain v. political left-side brain

A barrage of articles recently came out regarding the different mentalities that Republicans and Democrats have and how our brains – and thus mentalities – are… 602 more words


Tabloid stereotypes - typifying classes by worst-cases

Sept 19, 2014 –Today’s Daily Express headline is a particularly nasty example of an irresponsible tabloid practice. Most people would probably (and rightly) think of it as… 578 more words


Reasoning on Metaphorical Foundations

A review of the book Metaphors We Live By, by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson.

Just how important are metaphors? Many linguists, certainly if you asked them before 1980, would have told you something like this. 951 more words

(re)thinking Media

The Dialectic of Language

The philosophy of language takes up how we use language and the relationship of that to our realities – both objective and subjective realities. In the piece  1,469 more words


The economic "growth" frame - and its opposition

Aug 27, 2014Outside of governments and corporations, the pursuit of economic growth is no longer taken for granted – some commentators are challenging the orthodoxy. 2,373 more words

Frame Semantics