Arrival the Movie

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in 강의노트, 단상, 링크, 수업자료 | No Comments

[Spoiler Alert (for clicking ‘See more’ below] Probably i am going to use <Arrival> as a major theme for my <Language and Thought> class this semester. Here are some random ideas about what to discuss in the class. By the way, the movie is so breathtakingly beautiful and also full of language-related allusions and intriguing symbolism. Highly recommended for my linguists and applied linguists friends!

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Whorfian view of language and thought / Neo in Matrix vs. Louise in Arrival / Free will vs. Destiny / Palindrome and how we(they) experience time / C.S. Lewis’s notion of ‘God’s time’ vs. human time / linear time and circular(or spiral) time / time travel / prerequisites for communication / Barriers and empathy / Symbolism in the movie / Why physicist & linguist? / How to define others and us / Words as a weapon vs. words as a gift / Why analyze and teach written language, not spoken? / Concepts, language, and (Un)translatability / So what is time?

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