Mind Map Gallery Language as a way of knowing
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Language as a way of knowing
How language is used in our daily lives
Language is a very important aspect of our daily lives.
It is how we exchange out ideas and thoughts.
It is also how we communicate with people that we know.
Language also allows political leaders to maintain peace in the world.
Language can be thought of as a symbol system, engaged in representing the world, capturing and communicating thought and experience.
Further Explanation of language
Language is defined as a system of signs with meanings.
These signs include, but are not limited to: letters, pictures, symbols, sounds and gestures.
Language is everywhere, some aspects of it may even be universal.
Ways of knowing
Language and knowledge
Language and knowledge go hand in hand when exchanging information or experiences.
Things like communication and emotional expression are very important when trying to share knowledge.
Without language we would only have knowledge through experiences.
What is language?
Language is a method of human communication
Everyone in the world speaks at least one language
We use language in order to express emotions and it used to transfer ideas to people.
Languages are usually made by a couple of shared rules.
And that is used to maintain the quality of the language.
Problems with language
Language and identity
Problems of translation
Problems with meaning
Language and truth
Language and the WOK: sense perception and emotion
Language is sometimes used to deliberately deceive and manipulate people (propaganda)
Misunderstanding of words have produced tragedies in both war and peace, in both business and non business situations’
When you look up a word in the dictionary, you will find its literal meaning.
However, the emotions and associations connected to a word is known as its connotative meaning.
Language in different communities
Languages never stay the same.
In fact they are constantly changing and shifting like the mindset of those who are using it.
For example Shakespearean English differs from the English that we use in this day