It’s appropriate, I think, that Presidential Administrations are defined partly by their use of language and more specifically, their historically unique strategies managed through parsing vocabulary. The interest is in how effective written and spoken agendas move forward with Congress and the Nation and how this impacts future Administrations ability to use the same language structure.
Linguist Geof Nunberg discusses this and more. It is interesting how language, the interconnectedness of words and their meanings, is increasingly codified yet forever fluid over time.
Geof Nunberg On ‘Years Of Talking Dangerously’ (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104869163)
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