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Automatism + Automaticity – 20th Century

If you thought my previous introduction was dark, then if you use your imagination a little to color in the details of what comes next, then you may actually begin to lose your faith in humanity – but I choose … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Cooperative Principle in Conversation versus the Prejudice in Silence

In the following, I understand the Internet as a massive text connected by many participants conversing with one another. Parts of the text are in close connection, and the discussion can be viewed as heated insofar as the sub-texts reference … Continue reading Continue reading

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Propaganda + Subjectivity in Retard Media

I was recently discussing a radio program with a friend who understands media quite well – but who seemed to be „playing dumb“ during the discussion. The radio program in question was a German one – BR’s Radiosalon had broadcast … Continue reading Continue reading

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Building a Typology of Communication Transaction Types

Over many years, I hear people mention “Personality Type” typologies (such as Myer-Briggs). I find these laughable, and anyone with even just a cursory acquaintance with them will easily admit that almost any person will score on them differently from … Continue reading
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Even though some aspects of language are very static over long periods of time the fact that languages are constantly in flux will make it next to impossible to “calculate” individual statements or even entire texts (in other words: to “figure out their meaning”)

The title of this post is excerpted from “The Wisdom of the Language“, an article I wrote over 7 years ago. Recently published research has now corroborated my hypothesis. As my friend Lawrence Wilkenson wrote the other day: Readers will … Continue reading
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