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Going far and deep: syntagmatic and paradigmatic

Syntagm comes from Greek and means “together”. In language it means a group of words that stand together, like take + a walk. If you look at language on paper it becomes clear it unfolds horizontally, word after word. Paradigm means … Continue reading

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Language power, power language

Today about using language power, or about power language. How language is the war theater for power shows, even though power resides outside language, in the social setting. What do power-holders do to show they have power, and how do … Continue reading

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What is semiotics?

We started from ‘The Name of the Rose’, the name of our community on Google+ and (a bit tweaked) of this blog. I mentioned in the brief description on the community that the book plays on semiotics – but what … Continue reading

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