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Idioms, Metaphors, and Lakoff, Oh My!

Sometimes I forget that not everyone who happens upon this blog today has been reading it from day one (I mean come on, why haven’t you?). It surprises me, then, when people tell me they’ve seen no evidence that George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s conceptual metaphor theory is, well, wrong. I guess I think that…

Just to let you know where things stand, I’m in the process of setting up the study. Some of the coding is a bit over my head, because I’ve never done this sort of thing on the web before. Fellow Science Blogger Razib has been helping me a great deal, but if you have knowledge…

OK, the initial response to my quesitons about the internet study was overwhelmingly positive, so I’m going to go ahead with it. I just need one more thing from you. Ordinarily with a study like this, I would run a pilot study to figure out exactly what concepts to include in the final version, but…

A Framing Analysis Research Project

I’m working on writing up a lengthy description of an alternative to Lakoff’s political theory, mostly because I feel guilty about doing little more than trashing it without offering anything positive to the discussion. My approach is based on, well, actual research, and unlike Lakoff’s, it won’t be designed to prove the superiority of one…

Pinker v. Lakoff

George Lakoff has published two new political books, Whose Freedom?: The Battle Over America’s Most Important Idea, and Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision, as follow ups to his Moral Politics and Don’t Think of an Elephant. I haven’t read either of the new books (my New Year’s resolution this year was to…

Lakoff Interviewed at Emboldened

Those of you interested in this whole frame analysis thing, or in George Lakoff’s new cult of personality, might find his blog interview at Emboldened. I’m planning on writing a post about Lakoff when my computer access is more consistent, because I’ve been thinking about his (and Mark Johnson’s) theory of concepts, and by extension,…