George P. Lakoff

George P. Lakoff

George P. Lakoff is an American cognitive linguist and professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. Although some of his research involves questions traditionally pursued by linguists, such as the conditions under which a certain linguistic construction is grammatically viable, he is most famous for his ideas about the centrality of metaphor to human thinking, political behavior and society. He is particularly famous for his association with the concept of the embodied mind, which he has written about in relation to mathematics. Wikipedia*

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George P. Lakoff has eight videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2005 Call-In. The year with the most videos was 2006 with three videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2008 with an average of 844 views per program. Most appearances with Jeffrey Feldman (2). Most common tags: Values and Ethics, Communication, Washington Politics.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2005 - Present Professor, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley Videos: 8

Recent Appearances

  • <em>The Political Mind</em>

    The Political Mind

    Cognitive science and linguistics professor George Lakoff talked about his book, The Political Mind: Why You Can’t Understand 21st-Century American Politics…

  • Language of Political Candidates

    Language of Political Candidates

    In the second panel discussion, “Deceiving Images: The Science of Manipulation,” Frank Luntz and others talked about how political candidates use…

  • <em>Framing the Debate</em>

    Framing the Debate

    Jeffrey Feldman talked about his book Framing the Debate: Famous Presidential Speeches and How Progressives Can Use Them to…

  • 2007 Farm Bill

    2007 Farm Bill

    Michael Pollan moderated a panel discussion of the 2007 farm bill being debated in Congress. Among the topics addressed were…

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