Fifth essay

Fifth essay - Fifth essay Explain how language influences how we perceive the world Jacky Chong Language is an amazing thing It is the main way we

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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. For example, government may say “landscape management” instead of “cutting down forest”,
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This note was uploaded on 12/31/2011 for the course PHIL 130 taught by Professor Waynejones during the Spring '11 term at Ave Maria.

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