... a crash course on just how powerful the English language isand how easily it can be misconstrued. -- Copley News Service, September 24, 2000
Her genius is in separating what is meant
from the words that are actually spoken. -- Dallas Morning News, Januray 23, 2000
She interweaves lessons agreeably with examples that read like fiction. -- American Way, February 2000
About the Author
Suzette Haden Elgin, Ph.D. is the author of the best-selling "Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense" series and The Grandmother Principles. She is Associate Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at San Diego State University and the author of two linguistics texts as well as numerous science fiction novels. Founder of the Ozark Center for Language Studies and a nationally renowned speaker, she lives in Arkansas.