Language a significant role in learning history. Importance

Language is defined as a verbal or non-verbal method of understanding our world and communicating with others. Language is not only seen as our main mother-tongue, but also plays a important role in understanding educational subjects such as history and mathematics. Likewise, language is always present in any area of knowledge and is one of the ways human acquire knowledge. People might think that language is equally important in any area of knowledge. However, on closer look, it becomes clear that language is used for various functions. This essay would discuss at how language is being used in history and mathematics in order to prove that language equally plays an important role  in two area of knowledge, but at the same time, there is a difference in the way language is used.Although the language is being used differently in areas of knowledge such as history and mathematics, the idea of language used as sharing knowledge shows how equally important language could be in different areas of knowledge.1 – importance in historyHistory is an important factor in our daily life as it has contributed in forming our future. History chronologically records the events such as development of society, community, and life of famous historical figures. When explaining history, it is important to express feelings, describe information and facts.  Language is one of the best tools for us to gain knowledge about historical information. Students usually learn history at school through reading textbooks, watching historical documentaries and listening to teachers. This shows that language plays a significant role in learning history. Importance of language in history also can be found in historical records which mostly have evidences. To record these evidences, language acts as a mandatory tool. example for importance in historyFor example, ‘Nanjung Ilgi (War Diary of Yi Sun-sin)’ ,a war diary written by Admiral Yi Sun-sin, is an amazingly important text of history in South Korean history. Thus, many people around the world are able to learn about the tragic history of Korean history. counterclaims on historyThough language does play a significant role in recording history, it can be *disadvantageous as it has a tendency to be ambiguous. Language not only builds up history,  but it sometimes alters and manipulates facts, especially those with more limitations and weak back-up evidences. Recording and noting can have limitations in translating texts since language varies in terms of cultures,places, countries and specific groups. As texts in different languages cannot be utterly translated, language might affect when depicting history. Example in history (counterclaim)In the evidence, French word, ‘cassetoi’ means ‘get out’, however, when translating, it turns to ‘go break yourself’. There are always things that people cannot translate into another language and stay in one language, and this limits the accuracy of language in history.3 – importance in mathLanguage also plays an important role in describing, explaining and understanding mathematics. Language in mathematics is more precise and objective where they all have their own functions and every single of them are clear. People have created the language in Mathematics for them to make sense and understand the world around them. Mathematic is a timeless language that uses symbols and numbers instead of letters and words, for example, 10 digits and values like x,y and z. However, the use of language in mathematics is quite different from what is used in history,  as it is more logical and factual based on what is right or wrong. Example for importance in mathFor example, the probability of  95% level of confidence that nicolas sarkozy would be elected in 2007 could be found by using mathematical formula. Math becomes important, at least in this French political context, in that it can take opinions and ideas that are in words and translate them into definite numerical calculations.counterclaims on mathEven though the language plays an important role in mathematics, it can be equivocal. The language is important when teaching, but it is not required a lot, and this is seen in the textbook we use in school. The textbook consists of small amount of written questions or directions and is followed by symbols and numbers of which we are able to understand what the question wants us to do. Just like the information in textbooks, words and letters are inefficient in math especially in such topic of infinity. Example in math (counterclaim)For example, if any number is divided with zero-plus when working with limits in calculus, zero-plus is infinity. Here, the language is not able to explain the idea of dividing by such small number results a large number.ConclusionIn conclusion, there is a solid evidence to substantiate assertion that language is equally important in different areas of knowledge despite strong counterclaims. Language is equally important in both history and mathematics, while both have different uses of language. Accordingly, history is mainly conveying information or events through text written when mathematics itself is seen as a language is precise and objective with infinite amount of words. Language is a tool to share the knowledge among people.