Unformatted text preview: Does language play roles of equal importance in different areas of knowledge? P1 Introduction: Define language and differentiate types of language, e.g.: Natural language: words Language: systems of symbols with meanings (e.g. maths, music) but not including body language. Explain the different areas of knowledge (Arts, Math, Science, Ethics, etc) The role of language in one area varies entirely in another. Impose your limits to this question: limit arguments to 2~3 areas of knowledge. This essay will suggest that language plays roles of unequal importance in different areas of knowledge. P2 Arts: It is particularly difficult to measure the importance of language in the Arts due to the several categories. Ideas are basically conveyed through perceptions (sounds, images). This means that one does not need language to have a good understanding of a piece of art, although language does help us understand specific terminology and concepts, such as perspective, surrealism, crescendo. Language consequently helps show a more concrete and concepts, such as perspective, surrealism, crescendo....
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '09 term at Harvard.
- Spring '09