language part ii n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Language – Part II PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Language – Part II

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 9

Language – Part II - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 86 Views
  • Uploaded on

Language – Part II. ToK. Which is true?. “If you can’t say it then you don’t know it” – Hans Reichenbach (1891-1953) OR “I know more than I can say” – Michael Polanyi (1891-1976). Which is true?. “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” OR

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Language – Part II' - max


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
which is true
Which is true?
  • “If you can’t say it then you don’t know it” – Hans Reichenbach (1891-1953)

OR

  • “I know more than I can say” – Michael Polanyi (1891-1976)
which is true1
Which is true?
  • “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.”

OR

  • “Language is power.”
labels stereotypes
Labels & Stereotypes
  • To what extent does language affect the way we see and think about the world?
labels
Labels
  • Language is a labeling system; as such it is extremely efficient
  • On the other hand, things can easily be mislabeled based on superficial resemblance
  • Also, there are many different ways of labeling things, depending on the context
  • The way we classify things is either natural and objective or socially constructed and subjective – or perhaps a bit of both
stereotypes
Stereotypes
  • Assumptions
  • Caricature
  • Exaggerated
  • Negative
  • Based on prejudice, rather than on fact
  • Difficult to change despite contradictory evidence
the sapir whorf hypothesis
The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis
  • What is it?
  • What is the evidence for it?
  • What is the evidence against it?
  • What do YOU think?
using language to influence and persuade
Using language to influence and persuade
  • The Story of Bottled Water - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se12y9hSOM0
  • Euphemisms – read p. 16-7 of this .pdf - http://www.ibo.org/ibworld/documents/may02.pdf
  • Weasel words
  • Use of the passive voice
  • Revealing/concealing – connotations
  • “Warspeak”/propaganda
reference
Reference
  • Van de Lagemaat, R. (2011). Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.