The Hypnosis of Language

Language itself is one of the greatest foundations of society. The structure of society often reflects the structure of the language and syntax. Foucault argues that sociologically, language determines how society forms itself based on the chosen words a legal or political system uses to communicate with the general populous. Lukaszewski argues that positive words... Continue Reading →

Symbols of Perspective

Perspective is everything, and we are taught to interpret symbols in images as well as words. When you see a blue box with an "F", we associate it with Facebook. A large green "M" represents a can of Monster. But symbols are not just images, they are also words. When you hear the word "success",... Continue Reading →

Colonialism in The Mask of Globalisation

In this era, colonialism is understood as a historical paradigm, almost non-existent today. Or is it? By definition, colonialism is the the increase, imposition and support of one country (predominantly Western - in history) that influences culture and language. Globalisation, however, is defined as having the spread and assimilation of combined cultures and languages. By these definitions, colonialism may not be... Continue Reading →

Words

I'm lookin' right at the other half of me The vacancy that sat in my heart Is a space that now you hold ~Drew Tabor~ Words. A thesaurus in front of you, and yet you can't find that one word that accurately emulates exactly what needs to be conveyed. Often lyrics play a bigger role... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of The English Language

The Evolution of the English Language.  In this day and age of modernised language and linguistic evolution, the meaning of words has either been diminished, or altered. There are only so many words in the dictionary, and for whatever reason, society has deemed it acceptable to create additional vocabulary so to easily express what one... Continue Reading →

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