24 minutes | Mar 10, 2021

Language VI - What does it all mean?

Part two of our series on language considers the question: How do we use language? In this episode we look at the field of linguistics known as semantics which considers how words represent tangible and abstract meanings. We also see how much of what we say is metaphor and how culture informs how we create mental maps of meaning which we use to communicate and share ideas. Show notesThe Here and Now Podcast Language SeriesA Basic Course in Anthropological Linguistics – Marcel Danesi (2004)Pidgins - WikipediaMetaphors We Live By – Lakeoff G & Johnson MDo Inuits really have 50 words for snow?The Here and Now Podcast on FacebookThe Here and Now Podcast on TwitterSend me an emailSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehereandnowpodcast)
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