This is an essay on the history of written language, it starts with a look at the mysterious figure of Socrates and his discussion of the god Thoth, reputed in myth to have created language. This has been chosen as a starting point as this essay is already out of its depth in suggesting that such a subject can be tackled adequately. We find ourselves confronted with the study of history and the art of historiography – what stories are told and how truely they hold any facts. The most useful tool here will be a helping of doubt upon which a healthy scepticism to question things.
When I started this small, amateur study, I had no idea how much of a complicated subject it was. It seemed on the surface simple. As I went on trying to find the bottom of this endless story, the narrative(s) kept on revealing to me a million more roots and avenues to pursue. Neither did I understand that it was so much of a political question to pursue either, and that, in my pursuit for the antique origins of written language I discovered the sage guidance of Wendy and Warwick Ball – friends of history, who were kind enough to guide me towards understandings that I have chosen to try and fit an ocean in a cup… Read more
This literature review is divided into three main sections: This section looks at The Country of Origin (COO) Effect…
Shankarmahesh (2006) suggested that ethnocentrism can be the result of a combination of four issues: socio-psychological, economic, political and socio-demographic.
Erdogan & Uzkurt (2010) found that ethnocentrism varies with socio-demographic and biological variations, such as gender, age, education, and income. They also discovered that individuals who tend to be less ethnocentric in general tend to have more favourable attitudes, beliefs and intentions towards foreign products. Watson & Wright (2000) suggest that older, female, less wealthy and less educated individuals are more likely to be ethnocentric, and the opposite is also the case. Read more
Been going now since March 2012 whereupon Mark McCaffer the founder took a Business Gateway loan of a £1000, bought an electric and semi-acoustic guitar and started a semi-professional band. Mark studied vocals at Strathclyde and graduated with honours. Drummer and 2nd band member
Graeme Proctor amasses a great history of drums and percussion and has played with many acts and genres in and around west/central Scotland. He is a graduate of North Glasgow College. Read more