Description - Talking Right by Geoff Nunberg
Talking Right is Nunbergs fierce and funny narrative of how the political right has ushered in a new linguistic order, aided unwittingly by the liberal media. While Democrats wade through wonky locutions like social security lockbox, and single payer, the right has become harder, meaner, and better at claiming words like values, government, faith, and freedom for its own. In effect, conservatives have shifted the political center of gravity of the language itself to the right. Whatever our politics, Nunberg observes, when we talk about politics nowadays, we cant help using language that embodies a conservative worldview. This new paperback edition of Talking Right, featuring a step-back cover and a new introduction by the author, will be catnip to political junkies as the presidential election campaign rhetoric heats up.
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Author Biography - Geoff Nunberg
Geoffrey Nunberg is a senior researcher at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University, a Consulting Full Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University, and chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary. He has written on language, culture and information technology for many publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. The author of The Way We Live Now and Going Nucular, he lives in Stanford, California.