political rhetoric http://michiganradio.org en Politics of Language (Part 3) http://michiganradio.org/post/politics-language-part-3 <p>This week we are talking about the politics of language. In the third part of our series we examine how internet technology is being used to disseminate those political catch phrases and messages we all hear and quickly repeat.</p><p>Cliff Lampe is assistant professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He says politicians are using social media to their advantage.</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 21:32:42 +0000 Jennifer White & Mercedes Mejia 4287 at http://michiganradio.org Politics of Language (Part 3) Politics of Language (Part 1) http://michiganradio.org/post/politics-language-part-1 <p>Political rhetoric can be confusing and combative. We hear lots of political phrases that we quickly find absorbed into our everyday conversations. But what influence do these powerful words and phrases have on us? Over the next few days we&rsquo;ll be taking a look at the politics of language. In part one of our series Michigan Radio&#39;s Jennifer White talks with Dr. Sarah Thomason, Chair of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:37:56 +0000 Jennifer White & Mercedes Mejia 4244 at http://michiganradio.org Politics of Language (Part 1)