Category: Semiotics

An Exposé on the Evolution of Women’s Body Hair

A hate to do it. I really do. This is not even a subject I feel that passionately about. Well, okay…I guess passionate enough to write a blog…

Inattentional Blindness and Cultural Selective Attention

     It is common knowledge that we all have a limited capacity or ability to pay attention.  After all, we cannot notice everything in our surroundings nor…

The Relationship and Function of Image-Schemas and Frames

     The Relationship Between Image-Schemas and Frames     The similarities between image-schema and frames are that they both derive from experience and are construed “on-line”, and…

How Frames Are Formed

How Frames Are Formed \            Frames have been defined by Charles Fillmore as “detailed knowledge structures or schemas emerging from everyday experience”(Evans & greens…

“On” Image Schema

The purpose of this post is to turn you on to Cognitive Semiotics. My first week of grad school is over and with it a ton of fascinating…

The Arbitrariness of Signs?

One of the most memorable moments of the first and only linguistics class I ever took in University was when I got into a debate in front of…

How Kanji (Wénzì) Helped Make Asians Respect Nature

Two posts ago I talked about rising of the writing system among early civilizations and how it changed our perception of time.  Humans went from ‘now-thinkers’, with thought…

Seminal Thought: Planting the Seed of Confusion and Doubt.

  Seminal Thought: Planting the Seed of Confusion and Doubt.   Every book needs a preface and so every blog needs an intro. But wait, who reads the…