An illustration of how we sometimes need more than just syntax and semantics to parse a simple sentence.
Here is a quick summary of the more commonly-encountered cases of nouns and pronouns, for readers of Gaston […]
An insightful and entertaining account of the many languages of Europe. Strongly recommended.
Enough is a common enough word in the English language that we never stop to think how strange it is.
Examines the use of metonymy, synecdoche, and symbols in representative painting prior to ‘Modern Art’ in the twentieth century.
Visual metaphor is common in advertising. Such images succeed in bringing together two apparently unrelated subjects, using the one to position the product favourably in the mind of the beholder.
English – and possibly other languages – get quite weird when it comes to place names. Each seems to become an idiom on its own.
Just as we are practised and skilled at reading beyond the literality of words, we need tools to see beyond pictures. This is the start of a journey to acquire those tools, and achieve visual literacy.