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Creative Misfit

Overview of High school, university papers and projects

Published on October 5th, 2008


Campus seen from above. Photo: Erik W. Olsson

During my time in high school I wrote a ton of assignments, however, only a select few deserve public access.

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BA project: Cognition, Semiotics and Fashion

Published on June 5th, 2008


How does the mind process the perceptions of clothes and fashion? 

This paper outlines Rolands Barthes early semiologic inspired theory of fashion and discusses how this theory can be revised to fit later cognitive theories of language and semiotics.

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Written exam: Metaphors in human cognition

Published on January 17th, 2008


A lonely tree in Norway

Since the publication of ‘Metaphors We Live By’, by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson in 1980, the theory of conceptual metaphors and image schemes has received quite a lot of attention. Although the theory has also been subject to severe criticism, the cognitive linguistic tradition has grown into a field of its own.

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