Past Event

George Lakoff: The Politics of Language

Tue, Aug 4 2009 - 6:30pm

The Politics of Language

Rescheduled from August 4 to August 3

George Lakoff, Professor, Cognitive Science and Linguistics, UC Berkeley; Author, Don’t Think of an Elephant! and The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist’s Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics

Lakoff makes plain how the words used by politicians translate to the public’s support for various political issues. Language matters – especially when it comes to politics. A founder of the field of cognitive science, Lakoff takes an in-depth look at the ways in which our brains understand politics, breaking down the politics of language.

Location: Veterans Memorial Hall, 3780 Mt Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, book signing following the event
Cost: $12 members, $18 non-members, $7 students (with ID)
Also know: Bookseller: Lafayette Bookstore. Photo by Bart Nagel.