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Newspaper Discourse: Why are articles written this way?

From my recent case studies: article analysis of The Daily Mail, The Mirror, The Guardian and The Sun I have discovered the newspapers do use different language from one another but that they employ similar techniques to grab the attention of the reader and meet their demands. 1,389 more words

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Lecture Tonight on “Différance” and “Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences”

Derrida’s “Différance” and “Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences”

We begin tonight where many think we should have already begun, namely with the two most-assigned essays in Derrida’s oeuvre, texts that in most anthologies and classes on what gets called “literary theory” count as a sign that signifies all that Derrida will have written from 1966 (the year of the first publication of “SSP”) and 1968 (the year he gave the lecture “Différance” to the Société française de philosophie) on forward. 4,104 more words

General Thoughts

Michael J∆mes reblogged this on synthetic zerø and commented:

Below are some notes from the ever insightful Peter Gratton at Memorial University on Derrida's “Différance” and “Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences”. Given that I have posted twice today on this text it looks like a re-reading is in order this weekend. maybe I'll type some stuff on that and post here?

Let's Talk About Young Love For A Second

I, personally, have little no experience with relationships ergo I have no room to talk about relationships. Ok, that’s not true. I feel, as someone with so little experience, that I do offer a different perspective when viewing relationships. 444 more words


A Thought or Two on Religion From Someone Raised as a Greedy Catholic

Source: https://redeemingwords.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/2-church/


“This church is full of 419 men. Why should we pretend that this hall was not built with dirty money?” (62).

With “419 men” basically meaning con artists and frauds, this quote from… 476 more words


A Contemplation of the Word "FAT"

I don’t remember when I first starting cringing at the word “fat”. I have no memory of it in the endless blurred images of ridiculous and somewhat dangerous shenanigans that I consider my childhood. 382 more words


When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head

“Gilbert prided himself on being an unusually well-informed man. No doubt the sun did too. No doubt the sun knew why the clouds formed and why the wind blew and why the lizards basked in its warmth, and all this immense knowledge made the sun gay and bright, full of trust and affection for mankind. 411 more words

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What Do You Know?

When my kids were learning to talk, they would often make up words to overcome shortcomings in their vocabularies. They knew, for example, that baby dogs were called “puppies.” But since they didn’t yet know “foal,” a baby horse was called a “horse puppy.” Similarly, when my wife needed an oil change, she would go to the “car doctor.” It didn’t bother them that no one else used these terms. 773 more words