Body Language; mathematical formulas. Language in TOK. Language is: Rule-governed Intended Creative and open ended English, Arabic, Chinese…. The origin of our languages. 5,000/10,000 B.C. Indo-European language diffusion. The indo-european language family. Language and knowledge.
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Think of today. As you go through it, how do you use language (or having it used on you)? What kinds of knowledge, if any, are gained or given in each way that language is used?
What is the role for knowledge for social greeting and chat?
Word of politeness? Commands? Emotional expression?
Joking? Representational, informative language in reports
or some classes?
Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the dead!
Triangle: three straight lines that define an area
Table: a piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface for eating, working etcLanguage and meaning
- Try and explain to a blind person what the word ‘red’ means
Language reflects and shapes sense perception and emotion
Is Maurice a fluent conversationalist or a wind-bag?
Do you see Melissa as self confident or arrogant?
Is Paul’s refusal to show emotion a sign of inner strength or insensivity?
When we gossip, we negotiate with one another about how to describe peopleLanguage and values
Which of these competing descriptions you settle on is likely to affect the way you think about the person in question.
Pro life/Pro choice
Genetically modified food/Frankestein food
US Department of war/of DefenseLanguage and communication
They studied how the successful people communicated (verbal language, body language, eye movements, and others).Neuro linguistic programming (NLP)
They theorized that the brain can learn the healthy patterns and behaviors.
The words we use reflect an inner, subconscious perception of our problems. If these words and perceptions are inaccurate, they will create an underlying problem as long as we continue to use and to think them. Our attitudes are, in a sense, a self-fulfilling prophecy.Neuro linguistic programming (NLP)