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Language as a source of Knowledge

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ILYAS SHAIKHIBDP 1 Language as a source of knowledge The English word "language" derives ultimately from Indo-European dn̥ǵʰwéhâs "tongue, speech, language" through Latin lingua, "language, tongue", and Old French langage "language”. The word is sometimes used to refer to codes, ciphers and other kinds of artificially constructed communication systems such as those used for computer programming. A language in this sense is a system of signs for encoding and decoding information. Yet another definition sees language as a system of communication that enables humans to cooperate. ...read more.


The implications are considerable: But if it is arbitrary, then nothing of broader significance is to be gained from its study: the goal of linguistics will be the understanding of language and nothing more. Although this is the view- in many cases, the unspoken assumption- of mainstream linguistics today, it has not always been taken for granted. Let?s consider an important perspective of ?language? apart from various known, spoken, and written (cultural) languages belonging to different areas around the world- commonly used by the common masses- the language of mathematics is certainly one of the oldest; and this has been the international language of scientists for many centuries. ...read more.


Though, we study it as a subject rather than a ?language? and this is a fact. Mathematics is the core of science, no doubt. So do we consider this language to be source of knowledge regardless in any field be it scientific, psychological, etc. So has language of mathematics been discovered or invented? The famous 16th century physicist, who challenged the dogmatic and unscientific principles of the church quotes: However I have only considered one perspective of this issue and there may be many facts and issues which could be considered before finally presenting a justified verdict on this subject?s falseness or otherwise. Surely, a universal stand where no one can argue is that GOD is the source of all knowledge. ...read more.

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