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Entries from September 22nd, 2014

Language Beginnings: Proto-Elements

September 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

While I cannot seem to track down the idea online, it is stuck in my head that in Metaphors We Live By (1980) George Lakoff and Mark Johnson discuss the base reasons language developed in humans: to communicate in the abstract events that happened, are happening or will/might happen. Elemental to such communication is the identification of basic conceptions:  who […]

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