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Dialectics of dialect

Robin Lakoff, professor emerita of linguistics | September 19, 2014

There are many interesting tales to tell about the current NFL scandals; many have been told, eloquently and well. But some seemingly minor points have been overlooked, and should not be, especially as their understanding extends well beyond the range of the NFL. When Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back, was questioned about his … Continue reading »

NFL and team leadership misses the goal

Jeffrey Edleson, dean and professor, social welfare | September 16, 2014

This piece was coauthored by Sudha Shetty, assistant dean of international alliances and partnerships, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, and Jeffrey Edleson, dean and professor, social welfare. The NFL leadership and team-management responses to domestic violence committed by Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens and Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers missed the goal … Continue reading »