The Decay of Language

Communication Theory

Our class keeps rehashing the decay of language so I was interested in approaching this subject as it is discussed in the video, Deceiving Image: The Science of Manipulation.

The panel discusses the essay, Politics and the English Language, which explores the bad habits of language. One of the statements was: “Let the meaning choose the word.” That is a powerful sentence. I cannot decide whether that is progressive or detrimental for language.

The context of the words, the implied meaning, even the presentation of the words, i.e. “WHERE ARE YOU” versus “where are you”, illuminates the fact that the meaning can choose the word to a certain extent. The meaning we derive from words in many cases is an unconscious conception. Could the way we derive reason also be unconscious?

In the video, the panel discusses why there is a false view of reason and what that…

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