I don’t know if this is real or a skit, but it’s a good model. This skit/show/exchange has nothing at all to do with Facebook comments, Trump, women, speed of exchange, whatever. It’s said the USA is a nation of laws. That’s unfortunately not always true. But that’s its aspiration. So this is a nice model exchange for how things are supposed to work.

I don’t know if … [read full article]

 

This skit/show/exchange has nothing at all to do with Facebook comments, Trump, women, speed of exchange, whatever. It’s said the USA is a nation of laws. That’s unfortunately not always true. But that’s its aspiration. So this is a nice model exchange for how things are supposed to work.

This skit/show/exchange has nothing [read full article]

 

Indeed. I’m taking it step by step at the moment. From a grammatical point of view (Michael Halliday’s Systemic Functional Grammar lays this out), the original question is missing important pieces of information which can be misleading both to the speaker and reader. “How is it that a wide variety of physical systems can Represent the same idea?” Can physical systems represent? They cannot. Who can? Humans can. So, that is how I’m starting.

Indeed. I’m taking it [read full article]