to be someone in a language

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.

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Welcome

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:

Order Order!
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!

Mike Cribb, June 2015.

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