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    Silent Genocide Noam Chomsky once said, “He who controls media, controls the minds of the public.” Media corporations play a vital role in the dissemination of information; citizens however, are responsible for the decoding of received messages. In the past view decades there has been a revolution with regards to media technology, it has influenced, as well as aided in developments concerning urbanization, globalization and nearly every aspect of modern life. Nonetheless, whether media technology is beneficial or detrimental is a highly controversial matter. Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky developed a framework known as the propaganda model as a way to further understand how propaganda functions in mass media and the pressures that constrain…

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    Language Geniuses While there is no universally accepted definition of the language, it is considered as a method of communication which consists of abstract symbols that are governed by rules. Language contains subsystems such as semantics, syntax, phonology, pragmatics and morphology. As a means of communication, human babies learn languages spoken around them in a manner that suggests they are language geniuses. Babies also are claimed to have a natural ability to acquire and master languages…

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    (Pinker, 2003). One of the leading experts in the field of linguistics, Noam Chomsky, suggests that when exploring such a complex phenomenon such as language evolution, language should not be simply viewed as ‘communication’. Alternatively, he defines language as ‘a particular computational cognitive system, implemented neurally, that cannot be equated with an excessively…

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    Human and animals share an important number of characteristics, but only human are capable of developing a feature which allows them to produce speech. This capability is the main center of attention to Noam Chomsky and Leonard Bloomfield, both linguists have a completely different point of view. Nevertheless, they agree that language can be developed from childhood so the linguists generated some theoretical assumptions in order to understand how human achieves language acquisition. Chomsky…

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    however a new thesis has a risen; perhaps it is not nature vs. nurture, but nature via nurture. Establishing the idea that our behaviour is based on our genes and that our environment enables our genes to react or “turn on.” So while, genes may influence ones behaviour it is only through a specific environment that they are able to do so. While the debate still remains, we are now able to explore a new category when debating the age-old question of nature vs. nurture. Noam Chomsky, a scientist…

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    The Genie video argues that nurture can have an immense effect on language development and verbal expression. Genie was an extreme case of isolation throughout the vital developmental years. She was deemed "mentally retarded" and locked in a room attached to a chair during her childhood. Her isolation caused her to have deficits in areas of motor development, walking, and language development. She never interacted with anyone and as a result she never learned how to verbally express herself.…

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    “Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.” –Noam Chomsky Introduction On August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown, an 18 year old, was shot ten times by Police Officer Darren Wilson, over a piece of stolen candy. However, the store that Michael Brown had bought the candy from, had not reported any theft, so reports claimed that Michael had been shot and killed for Jay walking. Michael Brown’s body was left in the streets, uncovered for four hours…

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    In Requiem for the American Dream, Noam Chomsky describes the vicious cycle of how concentration of wealth supplies concentration of power, and the political power turns into legislation which concentrates more wealth, and so on, and so on. Chomsky talks about how people will never be able to reach the American Dream. People will never reach the American Dream because of what Chomsky stated in his documentary, which is because of the wealth of nations, the attack on solidarity, and marginalize…

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    potentially anyone. In other species an innateness to communicate creates a differing pattern of communicative, meaningful vocalisations. These can range from bird songs that incorporate a limitedly learnt system or even domesticated pets using pitch variations to express themselves in scenarios. Humanistic communicative function can be infinite in its premise, utilising a limited set of speech and words, especially as language progresses. Innateness in this regard has been contested and…

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    people express opinions over current issues. It also allows people to question and criticize their government freely without consequences. History has shown that dictatorships or governments always remove the right to freedom of speech from its people as a form of control. This stops people from being able to question and criticize their government, allowing them to remain in control. These governments also takes away the presses’ right to freedom of speech, keeping their citizens uneducated,…

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