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Robin Lakoff, professor emerita of linguistics

Robin Lakoff

Robin Lakoff studies language and gender, the politics of language, and language and popular culture. More academically, her work comes under the rubrics of sociolinguistics and the relationship between language form and language function.

She has written or edited 10 books, among them Language and Woman's Place, Face Value: The Politics of Beauty, Talking Power, and The Language War. She also blogs for The Huffington Post.

Posts by Robin Lakoff

10-13-15Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Listening to her: Hillary’s dilemma
9-19-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Dialectics of dialect
8-22-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Teacher tenure: Yes!
8-14-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?My Hillary prediction
7-29-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Pro-Choice: The game of the name
7-1-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Front page Hobby Lobby photo sends faux feminist message
5-23-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Ever since Eve: Hillary and the War on Women
1-15-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The ever-fascinating Christie
10-15-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Money talks and reason walks
9-10-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Three cheers for phallocracy!
5-21-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?What Our Words Don’t Tell Us
11-16-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?How to never win another election
11-8-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Democracy as dialogue — and the peril of excluding women from the conversation
10-4-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Was debate #1 a Pyrrhic victory?
9-16-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Gaffology 101
9-5-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Commemorating 9/11
8-16-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Are Tea Party candidates channeling Humpty Dumbty?
5-26-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Why women aren’t pigs
5-4-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Some scattered reflections on the termination of Osama bin Laden
3-31-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The Republican ignorance agenda
3-4-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Republicans are becoming Democrats
2-4-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Education: Yes, but why?
1-26-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The President’s speech
1-17-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Civility 101
1-10-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Keep it complicated, stupid
12-20-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Head, heart, guts and gonads: Getting down and dirty in the rhetoric war
11-8-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?‘Bloodbath’ theory of the midterm elections misses the truly extraordinary events
11-3-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Post-election thought: Women get what they want
6-13-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Two cheers for PG&E “Democracy”
6-8-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Let Obama be Obama
5-7-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Be a Commie — Vote for Whitman!
2-10-10Sarah PalinListening to Palin
12-10-09Memorable books read this yearAvoiding work
11-10-09Abortion and House health billThe Abortion Amendment