Linguist George Lakoff discusses political language

Barack Obama, Christopher Dodd
Accompanied by members of Congress and medical professionals, President Barack Obama delivers remarks on health care reform. In the health care debate, both sides are using language to frame the issue.
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George Lakoff, professor of cognitive linguistics at the Univeristy of California, Berkeley and author of "The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics," discusses the use of language in politics.

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