Semiotics, linguistics, and philosophy
Semiotics for Beginners
George Lakoff — cognitive linguistics
http://icbs.berkeley.edu/natural_theory_lt.php — “how the human physical brain supports the representation of , composed of neurons that function via chemistry, can give rise to human concepts and human language”
https://georgelakoff.com/blog/ — Beware: politics!
Here’s what’s become of my old college department — quite a bit more sophisticated now!
Back in my day, it was mostly film studies, philosophy, and literary analysis.