Framing 101: How to Take Back Public Discourse

y George Lakoff Excerpted from “Don’t think of an elephant! Know your values and frame the debate — The essential guide for progressives.” JANUARY 21, 2004 On this date I spoke extemporaneously to a group of about two hundred progressive citizen-activists in Sausalito, California. When I teach the study of framing at Berkeley, in Cognitive … Continue reading Framing 101: How to Take Back Public Discourse

using the progressive disclosure principle in academic writing

I work a lot with artists and designers. Because I’m a bit of a magpie, I have a habit of collecting – and then using – their principles and approaches. A lot of them are interesting, because they make you – well, they make me – stop and think a bit.  I reckon that visiting … Continue reading using the progressive disclosure principle in academic writing

New chapter on plurilingualism and religious texts by 19th century Muslim Bengali communities (ask me if you need a copy)

Rabbi, S. “The Sociolinguistics of South Asian Cosmopolitan Literature: The Dubhasa (Mixed Language Modes) of the Puthi Tradition in Muslim Bengal.” In J. Lee (Ed.) The Sociolinguistics of Global Asias (pp. 156-170). New York: Routledge. Abstract: Scholars of language have long been interested in the widespread plurilingualism of South Asian communication. These linguistic practices provide … Continue reading New chapter on plurilingualism and religious texts by 19th century Muslim Bengali communities (ask me if you need a copy)

Piece on the Uptake Processes of Feedback in the Journal of Response to Writing

This is my new article in the Journal of Response to Writing titled "Uptake Processes in Academic Genres: The Socialization of an Advanced Academic Writer Through Feedback Activities." In this study I examine and interpret the case of a graduate student negotiating in-person and textually mediated feedback in research group meetings and reviewers' letters. I … Continue reading Piece on the Uptake Processes of Feedback in the Journal of Response to Writing

Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff? Transfer and College Writing

Adam R. Pope is the current interim director of Composition at the University of Arkansas, where he also directs the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics.  Adam PopeImage Credit: Adam Pope As a technical writer who also happens to currently be the director of Composition at an institution serving over 6,000 students annually in the…Am … Continue reading Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff? Transfer and College Writing