The paradox of power and deficiency in language : a philosophical discussion of love and humanity in contemporary literature.
Koo, Kelly Min Rui.
Date of Issue2013
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Language is boundless. Most explicitly, it is the means by which human beings communicate their thoughts via speech; and it is through this verbal interaction that they seek to forge a connection with another person. Other than the written word, language can also be expressed in a multitude of ways, both tangible and intangible. The word “language” has more than one interpretation. A reference to some dictionary entries for “language” produces the following: a) [British] Cambridge Dictionary – noun 1. a system of communication consisting of sounds, words, and grammar, or the system of communication used by people in a particular country or type of work. b) [American] Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary – noun a: the words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them used and understood by a community. b(1) : audible, articulate, meaningful sound as produced by the action of the vocal organs (2) : a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having understood meanings.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University