Monday, April 06, 2015

Suzette Haden Elgin

Somehow I missed seeing this. Suzette Haden Elgin has died.

I read her books and enjoyed them very much, from the Ozark trilogy through Native Tongue to the "Verbal Self-Defense" books. She will be missed.

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At 10:07 AM, April 23, 2015 Anonymous Adrian Morgan had this to say...

As I said in the comments on the Language Log post, I read her blog for a while (along with many other linguistics blogs that I gradually whittled down to my favourites).

I was always mildly curious about the Verbal Self Defense books (or "book", as I didn't know there was more than one). However, I got the impression that they were most relevant for transient encounters, whereas my experience of life is that the people who hurt us most are those closest to us. Would be interested to hear more about your perspective on them.


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