What is language?What is the role of language in knowing?How does it influence what we know and how we know it?
BODY LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGEWith the paper provided draw a simple geometrical figure (use about 8-12 lines)Sit with a partner – back to back – and describe what they need to draw. No turning around.
With your partner write a simple sentence on a sheet of paper – e.g. The holiday was great. OR The cat sat on the mat.Give your sentence to one person in another group. That person needs to act out the sentence for their partner, using no words, no props – only body movements.
What made each activity difficult?To what extent did having a shared vocabulary help you?To what extent are words needed to communicate ideas?
And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, and burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back.
“And, has thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” He chortled in his joy.
Twasbrillig and the slithytoves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the momerathsoutgrabe.