chatting with a friend in auckland while walking home from the supermarket - a research of the everyday 2016 - 18

today´s communication has become a huge topic with xxx options to say one thing. we use music, pictures, symbols and text in our everyday communication, we text and we hypertext. we chat with a friend on a sail boat in bali (almost ?) the same way as we do with a neighbor next door asking if he has got some milk for our breakfast coffee. we communicate with a variety of different media. i call this a form of art. some people are everyday artists, not old school-one-sided but co-operative ones !

i started to apply the main linguistic communication models as well as erving goffman`s face concept, the politeness theorie of levinson/ brown and many others on everyday communication. i like to work with linguistic tools, it is interesting in many ways and sometimes extraordinary funny. after all .. communication is an everyday thing, a mix of expression and cooperation, a pleasure in-between, truly human (siri has no idea about pragmatics!) and something people never ever get bored of. that´s just exciting !

the everyday


that´s semantics, but interesting too ! # semantics/ pragmatics 2018