visual-poetry: “quoted (»is that a quotation, i asked…« jorge luis borges)” by joseph kosuth (+) (photographer: susanne ullerich)

As soon as two speakers exchange utterances, there’s an objective relationship between their competences, not only their linguistic competence (their more or less complete command of the legitimate language) but also their whole social competence, their right to speak, which depends objectively on their sex, their age, their religion, their economic and social status, all […]

Need more and more varied language for design

Need more and more varied language for design

Need more and more varied language for design

Need more and more varied language for design

Some 50 years ago, the renowned linguist Roman Jakobson pointed out a crucial fact about differences between languages in a pithy maxim: “Languages differ essentially in what they must convey and not in what they may convey.” This maxim offers us the key to unlocking the real force of the mother tongue: if different languages […]

Some 50 years ago, the renowned linguist Roman Jakobson pointed out a crucial fact about differences between languages in a pithy maxim: “Languages differ essentially in what they must convey and not in what they may convey.” This maxim offers us the key to unlocking the real force of the mother tongue: if different languages […]