Skip to main content

2.4: Why words matter

in-a-nut-shell-icon In a nutshell


critical-thinking-audio-visual-icon The following presents what you essentially need to know about this topic.

Critical Thinking


2.4
Why words matter


Critical
Thinking


2.4
Why words
matter

Words are the basic building blocks of arguments.


Critical
Thinking


2.4
Why words
matter

The selection and arrangement of words in arguments influences interpretation and the production of meaning.


Critical
Thinking


2.4
Why words
matter

Processes of critical thinking are usually represented in natural languages like English or Chinese.


Critical
Thinking


2.4
Why words
matter

Effective critical thinking always requires close attention to how natural language is structured, and the purposes for which it is used.


Critical
Thinking


2.4
Why words
matter

Arguments in natural language have both formal (‘relational) and ‘rhetorical’ (persuasive) aspects.


Critical
Thinking


2.4
Why words
matter

Different views on the nature of language variously contest whether:


Critical
Thinking


2.4
Why words
matter


Critical
Thinking


2.4
Why words
matter


Critical
Thinking


2.4
Why words
matter


Critical
Thinking


2.4
Why words
matter

Have a go at Activity One, Two and Three.




For more information about this topic,
refer to The complete version below.

Please view on a larger device

.


critical-thinking-pdf-icon  The complete version

Follow the link to view the full version of ‘Why Words Matter’.

 

 

Previous Page Next Page