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Linguistics Flyer – Unit 21


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Advanced Linguistics



  • All language participates in the Semiophere and is interpretted. A hermeneutic understanding of language and Discourse is essential to communicating about risk. Language is understood as a:
  • Social institution (langue)
  • Concrete usage (parole, speech, discourse)
  • Meta-knowledge of language (competence, syntax)
  • Internal/external discourse/Discourse
  • Bodily skill (embodiment) in resonance
  • Neural structure
  • Processes/function (neurolinguistics)
  • Performance (enactment of meaning)
  • Semiotic-semiosis (meaning) i-thou
  • The personification of dialectic, Archetype of an ethic/politik (Ellul)
  • A symbolic energy/force (Bourdieu), as a Poetic media
One of the most important things to lean in Linguistics is what is hidden in text and speech acts and how these communicate semiotically to the human
  • and collective unconscious. SPoR understands language as represented in the following semiotic map.


Learning Outcomes

  • Increased sensitivity to language and Discourse
  • Increased awareness of dialectic and mystery
  • Learn how language and discourse create semiosis
  • Develop hermeneutics skills – symbols as myth
  • Develop tools to help language sensitivity
  • To connect ontology, semiosis and language
  • Sensitivity to embodiment, i-thou and dialectic
  • Have fun in learning


Critical Questions

  • What disciplines and trans-disciplines are implicated in Discourse?
  • What are the hidden subjectivities in the text?
  • What is the etymology of the text?
  • How is language embodied (interconnected/Interaffected)?
  • What is the use of metaphor?
  • What is the purpose/semiosis of the language?
  • What is the methodology behind the method/medium of language?
  • What hidden and grammatical codes are embedded in the text?
  • What Technique is served by the text?
  • How is language embodied and made meaningful to the Mind?


Module Outline

By the conclusion of the unit participants:

  1. Study discourse analysis and language-in-use, language analysis, critical questions
  2. Investigate the problem of syntax and foundations – The Chomsky Debate
  3. Examine key theories – Rationalism/Empiricism – Existentialist Dialectic
  4. Understand language as performance – What goes in text and speech?
  5. Practice language and Discourse analysis
  6. Deconstruct text and speech
  7. Learn about Motherese – brains and persons – The body-mind problem – Fuchs
  8. Study Musicophilia, musicality and the embodiment of language – Fuchs
  9. Investigate Paralinguistics, Meta-linguistics and Poetics
  10. Examine the mystery of language aquisition, The problem of Technique, mystery in language
  11. Understand how humans learn? Mimetics and embodied learning
  12. Semiotic text codes as grammar – Kristeva
  13. Hermeneutics and translation – Derrida, Ricoeur
  14. Metaphysics, Language and Wittgenstein, Language and taboo
  15. Ellul and the Humiliation of the Word


The Program will be delivered by Dr Long and Dr Craig Ashhurst

Dr Robert Long Executive Director – Human Dymensions
Rob is an accomplished author, presenter and educator. He is the founder of the discipline of The Social Psychology of Risk and is applies this Body of Knowledge to the risk, safety and security industries. Rob’s work and pioneering perspective
is highly sought after by organisations that seek to do more than just maintain compliance with systems. The work of Dr Long and Human Dymensions is delivered globally with a new office opened in Linz Austria in 2016. Rob has worked in building and construction, transport and logistics, risk and safety, education and training, community services, public service and corrections sectors. He has published five highly successful books on the social psychology of risk and publishes extensively on the Internet. Rob lives in Canberra and enjoys his spare time with grandchildren.

Dr Craig Ashhurst Director – Niche Thinking
Craig has been the Director
of Niche Thinking since 1995 and has extensive experience working in large organisations in the private and public sectors. Craig started in the electronics industry and has worked in TV as a journalist, University special projects, strategic Commonwealth Government projects, mining, manufacturing and construction. Niche Thinking provides consultancy work with a focus on innovation, strategic thinking, facilitation, design and translation between different disciplines. Craig’s PhD is on Transcoherence and Wicked Problems.


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