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Category Archives: Multimedia and Language
The new book by @gerhardlauer challenges “the gloomy song” “of the end of the book and the end of reading” (p. 222). Particularly, I liked the recurring emphasis on “the cultural technique of mastering the switching” (p. 51) between the … Continue reading
If you stroll around the word roots on my map, you may notice that the category #3, “Space, Position, Form”, shows particularly many items in this selection of the top 300 most prolific roots, i.e. the ones that have inspired the most new words. So what does it mean that spatial concepts were so prolific?
In two great post about the preposition, Keith Hamon argues “The preposition does not signify something other than its coupling.” His discussion puts prepositions at one end of the spectrum of words, and farther away from the narrow end of the funnel of language.
There is much food for thought in the current controversies around Digital Humanities. I think I recognize the meaning of some comments, but I would not be able to understand them by algorithmic analysis.
Prof. Jannidis was kind enough to put a very interesting set of data from his research on German Novel Genres under CC BY. So I was able to test my little visualisation tool with very many nodes: almost 500. For me, … Continue reading
This is interesting: Repurposing morphs into creativity. Repurpose is a powerful concept. It allows to pick up the emphasis on one thing and utilize it for the emphasis on another thing which is somehow related to the original thing. So the emphasis on repurposing itself … Continue reading
I hate corporate homepages where the company’s acronym is not explained.
Reading is antisocial, but writing is first and foremost about creating a community of writers ?
Stimulated by D. Grey’s detailed posting “On the concept of a concept”, I tried to depict my view of concepts.