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  • End The Church Age
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    Pentecostalism has become the fastest growing segment of Christianity. 'It is growing at a rate of 13 million a year, or 35,000 a day. With nearly a half billion adherents, it is, after Roman Catholicism, the largest Christian tradition' (Christian History, 'The Rise of Pentecostalism,' issue no. 58, vol. 17 no. 2, p. 3). In addition, the largest church in the world, the You Do Full Gospel Church, is a Pentecostal church in Korea, with a weekly worship attendance of 240,000. Two Pentecostal Chur...
  • Control Of Language By The Hypothetical States
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    In the Dystopian fiction of Huxley and Orwell, language is a central function in their critique of utopias: societies formed in subservience to ideology. As ideas have been seen to usurp reality, then language is seen to overcome thought. Thus Dystopian fiction also articulates a very contemporary fear (which developed into Postmodernism) that language, although the very core structure of perception, is in the last analysis without absolute foundation. Once language is manipulated, then reality ...
  • English Language
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    Virginia Radford English 11 Ms. Wood 17 May 2000 Multilingualism Imagine finding yourself in a strange place where no one speaks your language or understands you and you cannot find anyone to help you. This is a very possible scenario in a world of so many tongues and cultures. Because international travel and communication via the internet are becoming more and more common, the chances of needing language proficiency are growing. Resistance and closed mindedness of some groups have prevented th...
  • More Popular Languages
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    It is really a shame to think that some lesser-known languages in the world are getting totally wiped out from the face of the earth and the governments of those countries are doing nothing to save them. There are various reasons for the decrease in popularity of these languages. First of all, there are lots of countries in the world that have different languages spoken in different parts of the country. An example of such a country is India. A very small population speaks some of these language...
  • World Without Communication Without Language
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    Theory of Knowledge -- -- Language Two Quotes It could be argued that human beings are a species of animal. However, the unique characteristic, which makes mankind different from all other species, is our ability to use sophisticated language. Language is considered multi-sensory, consisting of not only the verbal and writing, but also touch, smell, sound, body, and gestural elements (Class notes). As human beings are social animals, people have the instinct to communicate with others, to share ...
  • Foreign Language
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    Learning a second language is especially important nowadays to achieve something in our modern society. There are so many languages and so many countries in the world now. Because of that we have had much conflict. We live in a pluralistic society, one in which a multicultural education provides the tools necessary for effective and international communication. Today the boundaries between countries are dissolving because of the world Trade. The political and economical relationships require the...
  • Different Languages Live In Different Worlds
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    Theory of Knowledge Essay IB TOK Paper: Do people who speak different languages live in different worlds? Would it be reasonable to claim that a person who speaks language A lives in another world than does one who speaks language B, merely because their languages are not the same? Obviously, every man lives in his own world since we all perceive the world differently (and the world must here be considered to be what we perceive it to be). There is a number of factors that affect our perception ...

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