01 June 2007

What is language?


What is language?, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

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29 comments:

Ivan Osadchiy said...

To me this is interesting!

Alex Osterwalder said...

Hi Dave. Looks quite familiar too me. Did Stefano give you some inspiration on language?

dave said...

Alex: Yes he did. I sent this to him a while back; maybe he shared it with you or maybe you saw it on my flickrstream.

Anonymous said...

How open are the rights on this piece? I'd love to print it poster-sized and hang it in my middle school classroom!

dave said...

Anonymous, please feel free to do so, with my compliments.

Pablo María said...

Dave, fantástico. Simple, claro y definido. Gracias por abrirnos más la mente my friend.

dave said...

Gracias a ti Pablo

Bernd said...

Excuse they my bad English. I think however that somewhat is missing. Where is the Exformation? The process, which we can do communicating require the Exformation. Only by the Exformation communication is possible! In our brain from the abundance of the information the important is filtered by the Exformation. I concern myself as an artist with this topic. If it interests it, then they look on my page www.exformation.at. Bernd Schaudinnus.

Rodolfo said...

We already miss you in Madrid, Dave...:-) Hope you had a good trip back home. I will have some "tapas" today ...:-)

We do now have to enter the discussion on language in our new venture...:-)

Marc Armand Rousso said...

How we could raise hills with good communciation. That's one of the success of entrepreneur, if you know how to communication you have great chance to succeed. Armand Rousso

Joanne said...

Hi Dave,
I commend you for all your ´xplanations´!!
I would add ¨Listening¨ (escuchando) as an integral part of the process. Throughout communication, collaboration & creation involves listening to what is conveyed non-verbally.

Just from a business and life coach´s perspective...
Cheers,
Joanne

dave said...

Joanne, I absolutely agree. I tried to draw people listening in the picture but maybe it bears greater emphasis.

dave said...

Marc, I completely agree

marc armand rousso said...

I agree with bith of you Joanne and Dave. Armand Rousso

Steven Lau said...

Hi Dave,
I'm Steven Lau, all the way from Hong Kong. At the moment I'm studying my MA in Communication Management from University of South Australia and I'm on my last term with two more major’s seminar to go: Researching Communication in Organizational Context and Graduate Case Study in Communication.

The reason I’m writing is that I like the illustration of the “what is language?” and I agreed that this denoted the way that language is more than just communication, which communication is the organization.

One of my final communication papers, will be written on the issue: Conflict Management, with the perspective (either classical, critical or both) and delineate the theorists, I’m still studying the right theorists for this... do you have any guidance or direction?

Also, I would like your permission to the use the illustration “What is language?” as part of my paper. I hope you will allow me to use it with your endorsement.

Thank you Dave.

Cheer
Steven

dave said...

Certainly Steven, please use the image with my compliments!

Dave

Anonymous said...

dear dave,i'm nadia from malaysia. your illustration very interesting. I would like your permission to the use the illustration “What is language?” as part of my paper. I hope you will allow me to use it with your endorsement

dave said...

Hi Nadia,

Yes please use the illustration with my compliments.

Best,

Dave

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,

I'm a student from Singapore. I'd like to get your permission to use your illustration in one of my papers.

Cheers,

Djamila

dave said...

Hello Djamila. Yes that's fine. Please credit me accordingly.

Best regards,

Dave

azure said...

Hi and god day...
I would like to would like to use the illustration “What is language?” as part of my linguistic paper, entitle; Languages in Malaysia. I hope you will allow me to use it... thank u so much. it's really interesting....

azure said...

ups...good day.

dave said...

Yes Azure, you may use it. I'd love to see a copy of the paper when it's done. Please be sure to credit me when you use the image.

Marina Fernández said...

Hello Dave,
I also ask your permission to use your picture. My name is Marina and I am studing at Alicante University, a MA to become a Teacher for English and Spanish as foreign and second languages.

Thank you

dave said...

That's fine Marina. Please credit me when you show the image. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Im doing just the same. I have a report on Language and with your permission, i would like to use your illustration to ease my burden on the topic.

Rwel

Anonymous said...

Im doing just the same. I have a report on Language and with your permission, i would like to use your illustration to ease my burden on the topic.

Rwel

pooryorick said...

Actually, the image has the terms backwards. It should be titled:

"What is communication"

and continue with

"Communication is more than just language, it is the primary method by which we
do things together"

and further...

"language records the accumulation of shared meaning -- of common ground"

https://www.pooryorick.com/secure/wiki/Pub/Language

dave said...

Fair enough