Eva Elisabeth Wehling

Picture of Elisabeth Wehling
Languages: English, Italian, German
Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley

Contact Information

Email: elisabethwehling@berkeley.edu
Office Hours: by appt.; 555 Evans

Personal Statement

Research Interests

Cognitive Linguistics, Gesture Studies, Political Morality, Communication Psychology

Labs and Research Groups

Language and Cognition Lab, UC, Berkeley

Berkeley Gesture Group, UC, Berkeley

Moral Psychology Group, UC, Berkeley

The Immorality Lab, Sauder School of Business and Psychology Department at University of British Columbia

Affiliations

Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationspolitik (Institute for Media and Communication Politics), Berlin

Political Blog

The Little Blue Blog, together with George Lakoff.

Selected publications

Books

Wehling, Elisabeth. 2012. Freiheit, Gleichheit, Gerechtigkeit, Solidarität. Ein Handbuch sozialdemokratischer Werte in Österreich (Freedom, Equality, Justice, Solidarity. A Manual of Social Democratic Values in Austria). Gutenberg, Linz.

Lakoff, George, **Elisabeth Wehling. 2012. The Little Blue Book. The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic. Simon and Schuster, New York.

Lakoff, George, **Elisabeth Wehling. 2009. 2nd ed. Auf leisen Sohlen ins Gehirn. Politische Sprache und ihre heimliche Macht (Tiptoeing into the Brain. Political Language and its Secret Power). Carl-Auer, Heidelberg. 

Book Chapters

Wehling, Elisabeth. Forthcoming. Den richtigen Rahmen finden - Sprache, Werte, Frames (Language, Values, and Frames). In Denkwerk Demokratie. Sprache. Macht. Denken. Mechanismen der politischen Macht und Ansätze einer demokratischen Kommunikation (Language. Power. Reason. Mechanisms of Political Power and Democratic Communication.) Campus Verlag, Frankfurt am Main.

Lakoff, George, Elisabeth Wehling. Forthcoming. Obama vs. Romney: Framing Matchup, Round One. In Cengage College Textbook 2015, Cengage Learning, Independence.   

Wehling, Elisabeth. 2013. Denken in Worten (Thinking in Words). In Eckert, Georg, Leonard Novy, Dominic Schwickert (Eds.). Zwischen Mach und Ohnmacht. Facetten erfolgreicher Politik (Aspects of Successful Politics). Springer VS, Heidelberg. 311-319. 

Wehling, Elisabeth. 2013. Die Gute Gesellschaft braucht die Gute Sprache. (The Good Society Needs The Good Language). In Kellermann, Christian, Henning Meyer (Eds.). Die Gute Gesellschaft. Sozialen und demokratische Politik im 21. Jahrhundert (The Good Society. Social and Democratic Politics in the 21st Century). Suhrkamp, Berlin. 121-133. 

Wehling, Elisabeth, George Lakoff. 2011. The New Language of Social Democracy. In Meyer, Henning, Jonathan Rutherford (Eds.). The Future of European Social Democracy. Towards the Good Society. Palgrave McMillan, London.

Hahn, Alexander, **Elisabeth Wehling. 2005. Die Junfräulichkeit des Gesprächs (The Innocence of the Interview). In Pörksen, Bernhard (Ed.). Trendbuch Journalismus (Trends in Journalism). Von Halem, Hamburg. 26-35.

Wehling, Elisabeth, **Broder Winckel. 2005. Wissen, wie Journalisten ticken (Understanding the Journalist’s Mind). In Pörksen, Bernhard (Ed.). Trendbuch Journalismus (Trends in Journalism). Von Halem, Hamburg. 76-84.

Hofmann, Sandra, **Elisabeth Wehling. 2005. Der kleine Dieter (Little Dieter). In Pörksen, Bernhard (Ed.). Trendbuch Journalismus (Trends in Journalism). Von Halem, Hamburg. 126-34.

Refereed Articles and Chapters

Wehling, Elisabeth. Under review. Discourse Management Gestures. An Embodiment Account of Pragmatic Gestures in Face-to-Face Discourse. In Mittelberg, Irene, Robert Williams (Eds.): Image Schema and Gesture. Special Issue, Gesture.

Wehling, Elisabeth. Forthcoming. How to Produce a Moral Blockbuster. Low-level Mappings in Political Discourse. In Ervas, Francesca, Elisabetta Gola (Eds.): Metaphors We Live Twice. A Communicative Approach Beyond the Conceptual View. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.  

Di Pietro, Stefano, **Elisabeth Wehling. 2011. La glorificazione di Silvio. Un'analisi dei frames religiosi nei discorsi pubblici di Silvio Berlusconi (The Glorification of Silvio. Religious Frames in Silvio Berlusconi’s Public Language Use). Communicazione Politica. 321-342.

Wehling, Elisabeth. 2010. Argument is Gesture War. Function, Form and Prosody of Discourse Structuring Gestures in Political Argument. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley. 54-65.

Case Studies

Wehling, Elisabeth. 2011. Der gedankliche Abbau sozialdemokratischer Werte. Zur Sprache der Sozialpolitik in Großbritannien, Italian, Österreich und Deutschland (The Dismantling of Social Democratic Values. A Case Study on the Language of Social Policy in Great Britain, Italy, Austria, and Germany). International Policy Analysis Series, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin.

Wehling, Elisabeth, George Lakoff. 2011. Die neue Sprache der Sozialdemokratie (The New Language of Social Democracy). International Policy Analysis Series, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin. [Also published as: The New Language of Social Democracy, In Meyer, Henning, Jonathan Rutherford (Eds.). The Future of European Social Democracy. Towards the Good Society. Palgrave McMillan, London.]

Wehling, Elisabeth. 2009. Politische Kommunikation, die ankommt. Eine neuro-linguistische Analyse des EU-Wahlkampfes (Effective Political Communication. A Neuro-linguistic Analysis of the European Election Campaigns). International Policy Analysis Series, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin.

Invited Journal Contributions

Wehling, Elisabeth. 2012. Preghiere per una nazione malata. Le basi morali delle metafore di Silvio Berlusconi (Prayers for a Sick Nation. Silvio Berlusconi’s Metaphors and their Moral Bases). RETI, 1(2): Scienza cognitiva incarnata e modelli evoluzionistici. 106-110.

Wehling, Elisabeth. 2010. Il nostro pensiero è quasi sempre inconscio (How Unconscious Thought Governs our Everyday Social and Political Decision-Making). Nuova Civiltà delle Macchine, 4/2010. 33-46.

Dictionary Entries

In Ziem, Alexander, Daniel Wrana, Martin Reisigl, Martin Nonhoff, Johannes Angermüller (Eds.). In preparation. Wörterbuch Interdisziplinäre Diskursforschung (Dictionary for Interdisciplinary Research on Discourse). Entries for "Mimic" and "Nonverbal Communication".

 (**= Co-first author)

 

Selected Media Mentions and Contributions

US-American

WMNF Radio, Women's Show. September 13, 2012. The Little Blue Book, US-American Politics and Women's Rights.

KPFA Radio, Up Front. September 7, 2012. Obama's Speech at the Democratic Convention.

WNYC Radio, The Brian Lehrer Show. July 25, 2012. How Democrats Frame Issues.

KPFA Radio, Letter and Politics. July 2, 2012. The Language of US-American Politics.

European

Kronen Zeitung. June 23, 2013. Wertebasis für SP-Politik: Auf leisen Sohlen ins EU-Parlament. 

ZEIT Online. June 19, 2013. Die Obama Protokolle.

ZEIT Wissen Podcast. November 2, 2012. Obama redet zu wenig über Moral.

lt1 Linz TV. October 16, 2012. Werte-Handbuch SPÖ Oberösterreich. 

Süddeutsche Online. October 16, 2012. Moral schlägt Argument.

Der Standard. October 12, 2012. Was Fayman von Obama lernen kann

Bayern 2 Radio. October 18, 2012. US-Wahlkampf. Warum Emotionen in den 'Debates' mehr zählen.

Life Radio. July 10, 2012. Der Einfluss unbewussten Denkens auf politische Entscheidungen

Der Standard. February 9, 2012. Die FPÖ spricht als einzige Partei klare Werte an.

ORF Radio. January 27, 2012. Die Sprache der Politik.

Life Radio. January 17, 2011. Über Metaphern und Politik.

Deutschlandradio Kultur. August 31, 2009. Parolen, Phrasen, Plattitüden.

Deutschlandradio. August 18, 2008. Die subtile Macht des Wortes.

TAZ Online. July 1, 2008. Wie Konservative denken.

Frankfurter Rundschau. February 5, 2008. Ja, wir können.


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