schnittstellen 2018/ 21

i found this word again and again at university. first it came to me in 2018 while doing the semantics/ pragmatics stuff ( which is a huge topic after all ) and i remember the prof saying: all recent research of the last decades has been taking place at these „schnittstellen“. that made me think ! you are very fast on defined roads, but very slow at figuring out the lines and by this the fields. it´s the real work. it´s tough. and again i found myself in this topic in 2021 at the schnittstelle of (applied) linguistics to subjects beyond that like philosophy etc. so where to draw the line when these topics are always connected ? can language be understood without reflecting these connected fields ? and if not, where are these „schnittstellen“ ? between visual art and linguistics, between philosophy and language, can we pretend  living in bubbles and not see the rest of it all ? i did a paper about discourse, multimodal communication and foucault, who seemed more contemporary than (more) contemporary scientific views on this topic.

„schnittstellen“ can be seen as places of seperation or places of connection, both is correct, as it IS both. just like the woods in the movie „the dark side of the moon“, it seperates the world of the so called „empty money-people“, the „neoliberals“, and the hippie woman. but it also connects them. that IS tricky !

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