Language Knowledge Issues

To what extent is language a barrier to the truth?

Emotionally Laden Language

An example of emotionally laden language would be a hippie versus a drug addict.  While a hippie has a more positive connotation of a person who is carefree and concerned for the environment, a drug addict has a negative connotation for a person who is not doing anything in life and has bad vices.

Weasel Words

Weasel words are commonly used in advertisements.  They include words like many and should which are used to convince people that the product is much better than it actually is. 
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Grammar used for Purpose

Grammar used for purpose often uses passive voice, along with many other grammatical techniques in order to conceal the true meaning of what is being said.

Revealing and Concealing Words

Revealing and Concealing words are often used to hide negative the negative aspects of a situation while showcasing the positives. For example, some medicine ads claim that they will change a person's life, but they fail to say if it is for better or worse.

Knower's Perspective

From this project, we have learned the language is detailed and can be tricky. Also, we learned that these examples can be found everyday in almost everything that we do. Ultimately, language is a method of persuasion and can evoke various emotions.--Maya and Brianna