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Language is very essential to proper communication and for this reason; in presence of language barrier many things cannot be put across very clearly or correctly. Language has the capabilities of manipulating whatever a student hears from the teacher. Therefore history tends to be manipulated on the basis of the employed language. There is a way that reason manipulates language in order to be able to control the existing human population. It’s important to bear in mind that interpretation of history solely depends on language therefore unclear interpretation of history can easily occur as a result of language. For instance some of the words which are used to explain or define history for instance respublik may not be well understood by people who are shallowly educated. Most of the times this folk tend to change such words to suit them or for clear understanding.
Therefore proper reasoning in history is bound to language. This explains why most of the time people are not able to say exactly what they may be thinking or feeling because of absence of the appropriate vocabulary or terminology. This often occurs when the terms in use have been imposed to people by culture or certain groups. Language plays a major role when it comes to translation of historical events. One of the greatest challenges in translation of history is maintaining the initial meanings. Translated history events ends with a new meaning because of the propaganda that happens during translation. All events that happen in history are two sided for instance a person reading a book written by the Nazi which explains the Holocaust will get views that are different from those that are given by the victims of the event. Therefore the rampant effects of language are expanded because the two sides of every event is a great hindrance to acquisition of knowledge (Chambers 249).
When the truth is not expressed clearly knowledge about the concept in question cannot be obtained. Therefore readers are tied up in their personal analysis and interpretation in their attempt of understanding history. Some of the essential aspects that influence an individual analysis and history of understanding is the cultural background as well as individual’s own paradigm. There are many clams which are made in science for instance; for a concept to be accepted in science it must be reproduced or replicable. These are some of the constraints to knowledge acquisition because some of the historical events are not replicable or their damages are very inhumane beyond this test. Falsification is a common concept in natural science though it’s a main concept in limiting knowledge acquisition. Literature is a good example of language usage in acquisition of knowledge. All literal materials employ language in explaining all concepts be it history or not.
Art also plays an essential role in impartation of knowledge. In this field empiricism and emotions are used to communicate a given concept. Due to the nature of literature and art in imparting the knower the two concepts reveals two different things to the person seeking knowledge. On addition to that if a knower seeks to find truth illustrated in both literature and art the truths that will be revealed will greatly depend on the perspective of the person seeking it. For this reason the two important concepts seek to evoke truth depending on the subject. Knowledge is obtained through four distinct channels which may be interrelated for instance reason, language, perception and emotion. Language is basically expressed in two different forms. For example by use of symbols and words therefore before getting the picture of the author the reader has an obligation of interpreting as well as searching for the hidden meaning (Chambers 250).
History was written in order to inform people about the past events therefore its essential in gaining of knowledge. On the other hand language is the only channel through which the intended knowledge is received. The only knowledge that one can achieve in the absence of language is personal experience and since history is not all about individual experiences language come in handy to knowing. Such experiences do not usually undermine the usefulness of language in knowing because language must be used if the experience has to be passed to another person. An individual can only be able to get the ultimate truth of whatever history if he correctly applies the four initial important aspects. Truth can also be found when the knower consults reliable sources because not all literal materials give essential information.
Language is a very natural thing in humanity. To realize how language influences humanity in aspects of behavior as well as thought there is need for conscious scrutiny. History is very unique in that its knower is denied the opportunity of viewing those occurrences. Therefore there are many questions which are raised in pursuit of understanding historical events. Those seeking to understand the past are limited to what historians considered to be significant because every occurrence of the past has not been written as history. Historical reasoning is tied to language which brings some factors like culture. Culture has a way of shaping the minds of its people. Proper understanding of history is important because the future happenings can be predicted when history has well been understood and grasped. Language has a tendency of creating historical biasness for instance when the people who wrote the history were not open minded (Heering and Osewold 324).
Human thoughts are influenced by language and this is very clear in acquisition of first language. Bearing in mind that history is written on the basis of personal thoughts then language indirectly influences whatever has been recorded as history. Reasoning is not very essential in proper development of argument. Reasoning that is done in history is strongly influenced by individual perceptions. The knower has a high tendency of understanding historical events by perceiving and these concepts shapes the reasoning that one finally develops in order to fully understand what had been written as history. In acquisition of knowledge there are many arguments that are usually made but these arguments cannot be considered of great value if the language that has been used in communicating them is meaningless. Language is important in communication. For this reason without language no communication can be meaningful. In this concept language is essential in communicating historical events.
Arguments are usually framed as directly as possible; therefore language is important in giving the necessary direction that is essential in acquisition of information. Therefore language gives history a sense of direction as well as belonging. Language always employs commands and when a knower critically engages his or her mind it becomes easy to tell if the written history is true or not because truth helps in knowledge acquisition. History catches great emotions and these emotions can only be communicated effectively by use of language. Presence of emotional language does not always imply that whatever is written is true since there are many styles which are employed in language. Language is essential in knowledge acquisition in whatever field. Mathematicians often argue that they employ language more than all other educational classes. It’s evident that history can only be passed to the preceding generation by use of language (Heering and Osewold 324).