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Obama Reframes Syria: Metaphor and War Revisited

Obama Reframes Syria: Metaphor and War Revisited | Articles on language | Scoop.it
President Obama has reframed his position on Syria, adjusting the Red Line metaphor: It wasn’t his Red Line, not his responsibility for drawing it. It was the Red Line drawn by the world, by the in...
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George Lakoff on Obama's use of the 'red line' metaphor in relation to the conflict in Syria.

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Be a user, not a consumer: how capitalism has changed our language

Be a user, not a consumer: how capitalism has changed our language | Articles on language | Scoop.it
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Owen Hatherley on corpus studies suggesting that capitalism is changing our language, seemingly making us more individualistic.

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When a Scientific Metaphor Becomes a Burden - Percolator

When a Scientific Metaphor Becomes a Burden - Percolator | Articles on language | Scoop.it
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Paul Vossen on the possible pitfalls in explaining scientific ideas through metaphor.

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How we're herded by language

How we're herded by language | Articles on language | Scoop.it
Sarah Bakewell: Metaphors can persuade us to war or bring us back from the brink. We must try to be more aware of them
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Interesting article on how metaphors can affect our perceptions of conflict situations.

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Power, language and social relations: doing things with words

Power, language and social relations: doing things with words | Articles on language | Scoop.it
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A helpful summary of early linguistic research into language and power.

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