the lack of language
English 100 - 33891
February 13th, 2013
The Lack of Language
We use language in many different ways and for many different purposes. We write, speak, and sign it. We work with language, play with language, and earn our living with language. Although using the language is one of the most common ways to establish a communication between humans,
there might be a confusion in the receiver's eye considering the usage of the language. Those usages which are called personal usage of language and social usage of language. Personal usage means that rather than referring what the evidence suggests, he or she refers to what he or she thinks. An
individual may say words clearly and use long, complex sentences with correct grammar, but still have a communication problem. This case brings up the problem of usage of the social language. The usage of social language consists of greeting, informing, requesting, taking turns in conversation and
etc. In other words, the lack of using the correct language displayed in modern writing has the capability to greatly diminish the English language by considering the generalized points that I have mentioned.
In George Orwell’s essay, “Politics and the English Language,” he expressed serious intormations about the way in which the language was being used in his time. To illustrate his point about lack of concreteness, Orwell took an excerpt from the biblical Book of Ecclesiastes, and “translated” it
into contemporary English. He felt it was particularly rife in political writing. For Orwell, political writing was the enemy of clear and communicative English. We can easily state his opinions about political writings on his essay. He clearly states “Political writing is bad writing. Where is not true, it will
generally be found that the writer is some kind of rebel, expressing his private opinions, and not a party line.” (113-114) By considering Orwell's essay about the "Politics and the English Language," we can easily spot the problems that occurs in the usage of language by considering his points of view.
Another essay that we discussed in our lecture was from Jhumpa Lahiri. Her essay is called "Trading Stories". This personal story is about growing up without books. Her father was a librarian so they borrowed a lot of books; however, but she never really owned any until her mother bought
one for her when she was five or six years old. She was a shy kid when she was young who does not like to attend to sisal activities and such. However, some traumatic events that occurred in her life pushed her to get involved with reading. In one part of her essay, she states "But when I read I was
free of this worry." In this part she indicates to her worries of public communications. By the time passes, she starts to enjoy reading more than anything which lets her to understand, learn and apply almost everything she hooks up from the books into her life. By integrating these knowledge to her life
and adding experience by the time, she becomes a much more stronger person who holds a strong position in life. By considering her true life story, we can understand that how social usage of language can be arranged step by step.
The English language changes over the decades, from communities to communities and between cultures. By adding lack of understandable dictions, a language could became much more sophisticated communication tool. The factors which led language to lack are caused by many different points
explained by these other author's experiences. There are many different reasons for this lack of language to occur and it seems that it will continue to diminish our languages.