Deflating the Elephant
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Deflating the Elephant
Discover how language impacts our lives and our political discourse in this documentary featuring Academy Award-winner Sean Penn. When we speak, every word we utter is connected to a concept. This is known as "framing," and it influences our language on every level. By repeating certain phrases, the speaker holds the power to shape ideology, behavior, and the thought process in the listener. The system has been proven to work, but the key is to understand why "framing" is so effective. George Lakoff is a professor of cognitive linguistics at the University of California,… More