Themes: Institutional control on language, access to language, language as an includer/excluder.
Throughout my work on language, the hook has become a metaphor for the institution and an indicator of the control and the mechanism on which language hangs.
It is a central element of my work on language ideology which points to the historical context.
This work further dialogues the role and ‘properties’ of the institution. The different configurations mimick the relationships and interactions of the institution with language being in nature multi-layered, complex and interwoven.