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Fifth essay: Explain how language influences how we perceive the world. Jacky Chong Language is an amazing thing. It is the main way we acquire knowledge, and it is a knowledge itself. Language is a system for delivering information. We encode information into language, and after others receive it, they decode the language back to information. During the encoding process, we may add our emotional element into the language; also, others may decode our language from different perspective due to their emotion at that time. Some words have both descriptive and emotive meaning. That’s called emotionally laden language. For example, “hero”, “peace” and “democracy” have positive implication, while “thief”, “liar” or “pervert” have negative implication. Euphemisms means to substitute neutral sounding words for a negative sounding one. Euphemisms can mislead people’s feeling and point of view.
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