About Us

Who We Are:
We are George Elgin and Suzette Haden Elgin, owners of a virtual business called The Ozark Center for Language Studies (OCLS), founded in 1980. OCLS offers a complete line of verbal self-defense products and services, almost all based on the the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense (GAVSD) system developed by Suzette in the late 1960s. Suzette (who has a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of California) does the writing, speaking, and teaching; George does all the technical services and sales, and is road manager.

What We Offer
Our products and services include: books (both from commercial publishers and from our own small inhouse press, OCLS Press); newsletters; audiotapes; videotapes; training manuals; seminars and workshops; trainings; lectures and talks; consulting. (Seminars and other presentations are held not at OCLS but at hotels and at client sites.)

How To Contact Us

Write or e-mail us:

PO Box 1137, Huntsville, AR 72740-1137

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