Language as a way of Knowing

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Language as a way of Knowing by Mind Map: Language as a way of Knowing

1. Knowledge

1.1. Knowledge is defined as justified true belief

1.2. There are two types of knowledge:

1.2.1. Shared Knowledge Personal Knowledge

1.3. Shared Knowledge is the knowledge that is gained through secondary sources such as websites, lectures and any source of common knowledge.

1.4. Personal knowledge is gained through personal experiences and explorations.

2. Ways of knowing

2.1. Language

2.2. Sense Perception

2.3. Memory

2.4. Reason

2.5. Faith

2.6. Intuition

2.7. Imagination

2.8. Faith

3. What is language?

3.1. Language is a method of human communication

3.2. Everyone in the world speaks at least one language

3.3. We use language in order to express emotions and it used to transfer ideas to people.

3.4. Languages are usually made by a couple of shared rules.

3.5. And that is used to maintain the quality of the language.

4. Language and knowledge

4.1. Language and knowledge go hand in hand when exchanging information or experiences.

4.2. Things like communication and emotional expression are very important when trying to share knowledge.

4.3. Without language we would only have knowledge through experiences.

5. Problems with language

5.1. Language and identity

5.2. Problems of translation

5.3. Problems with meaning

5.4. Language and truth

5.5. Language and the WOK: sense perception and emotion

5.6. Language is sometimes used to deliberately deceive and manipulate people (propaganda)

6. Connotative language

6.1. Misunderstanding of words have produced tragedies in both war and peace, in both business and non business situations’

6.2. When you look up a word in the dictionary, you will find its literal meaning.

6.3. However, the emotions and associations connected to a word is known as its connotative meaning.

7. How language is used in our daily lives

7.1. Language is a very important aspect of our daily lives.

7.2. It is how we exchange out ideas and thoughts.

7.3. It is also how we communicate with people that we know.

7.4. Language also allows political leaders to maintain peace in the world.

7.5. Language can be thought of as a symbol system, engaged in representing the world, capturing and communicating thought and experience.

8. Further Explanation of language

8.1. Language is defined as a system of signs with meanings.

8.2. These signs include, but are not limited to: letters, pictures, symbols, sounds and gestures.

8.3. Language is everywhere, some aspects of it may even be universal.

9. Language in different communities

9.1. Languages never stay the same.

9.2. In fact they are constantly changing and shifting like the mindset of those who are using it.

9.3. For example Shakespearean English differs from the English that we use in this day