Students of linguistics and communication are familiar with the saying, “We cannot not communicate” but that is not the whole picture. The saying is one of the axioms or principles of the […]
Hazidi A. Hamid
I teach English and Linguistics at OUM.
Note: the featured image is the flag of the old Sultanate of Kelantan When I was in school, I often heard how my peers and even their parents hated history. The reason […]
Note: experimenting with explaining English grammar in Malay. Apabila saya mengajar bab Tense dalam Bahasa Inggeris, saya sering mendengar keluhan pelajar pelajar saya yang mengatakan itu susah, ini susah. Paling kuat kedengaran […]
Two notes before we start: 1. This article can perhaps be classified under cross-cultural communication because it is about explaining one culture to the world. 2. The featured picture is keli (catfish) […]
A little cross-cultural communication for a change.A few things were mentioned in recent incidents. Among them silat and keris. Following that, I noticed a few mentions of these in social media. One […]
There is a game that I used to play when I got bored in the library. It could take hours in the days when we only had dictionaries and encyclopaedias. Today, it […]
I am sometimes surprised to hear archaic, misguided and misinformed ideas being rehashed today. more than a decade into the new millennium. This morning, I read of another such instance. Here is […]
Sam has an idea and he wants to put the idea into a sentence. [S] Sam’s idea is about A boy doing something to a ball [S [Boy][KICK][ball]] Sam realises that he […]
A student once asked me to put linguistics in context. That was not such an easy thing to do but I looked up something and this a little of what I came […]
This picture was taken on an old Sony-Erickson camera phone.