A photo essay of non-representational linguistic idealism by Michael Cribb. Fifty three sumptuous spreads in full colour narrated and interpreted through inspirational quotes. The book builds on Hannah Arendt’s lamentation that we live in a language, not with a language. Language is the DNA of the mind and in language we experience our existence.Continue reading “to be someone in a language”
I heard this comment on Radio 4 this afternoon on the PM show and though it was worthy to bring it to you.Continue reading “Two-thirds”
Here is an example of an FTA to help you understand the concept. It is a non political example.Continue reading “Face-Threatening Act (example)”
Brexit has not only changed the political landscape but has also given rise to a number of new species in the Homo genus according to scientists. Here is a quick run through some of the newcomers.
Sometimes being impolite and creating conflict doesn’t take much effort. All you need to do is raise your voice!
Welcome to this blog site – “Neutral Footing”. Here you will find academic commentary on political discourse with particular reference to the Houses of Parliament.
To kick us off, here’s a short poem based on the words of the current speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow:
We’ve got to listen in order to hear
There’s far too much noise
And shouting I fear
We need to make progress
Please do shut up
If you cannot calm down
Then I say grow up!