Robin Tolmach Lakoff (November 27, 1942) is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Her 1975 book Language and Woman's Place is often credited with establishing language and gender as an object of study in linguistics and other disciplines.
Lakoff was born in 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a B.A. at Radcliffe College, a M.A. from Indiana University, and a... more »