From Paul Wang,
According to Duncan, man forms his own experience through the creation of symbols. The study of the forms these symbols take becomes, then, the study of man. Approaching action in society as a socio-drama makes it possible to regard man as an actor who creates his own symbolic strategies for social action.[7C]. Natural language is a very special and refined symbol in this interpretation. We feel the earlier evolution of the Chinese language deserves a very rigorous and serious investigation by the best mind of the society. The reason is very simple; not only we have responsibility to preserve the only major ideographic language still in use, thanks to the sheer of the population and its longevity in historical evolution. Nevertheless, it is very clear that most scholars have lamented the vanishing of unique tribal natural languages on at least yearly basis. This phenomena indeed causes our concern. The best way to prevent these unwanted phenomena to continue is simply to improve, not mentioning the real mounting pressure coming from the information revolution.
Recent Lin-sanity frenzy brought out the issue of the basketball sport verses the Chinese culture or Asian culture issue. Associated news on another 5 feet 3, rather than 6 feet 3 Chinese also called Jeremy Lin in the same university. I bet less than 0.1 percent of folks ever pay attention to this Jeremy Lin. To us, this Jeremy Lin is at least as exciting or even more so if one calm down and think about him. This Jeremy Lin is a scholarship student studying the relevant of natural language’s impact on the morality of a nation. Well, what is the point than? It is perhaps an irony that the improvement on natural language would not get any where without the support of only 0.01 per cent of the users. Any way, our point is that when big H speaks, it deserves everyone’s attention. This is particularly true and hence even more deserving for Chinese language speakers to realize the intention of the big brother big H!
Western culture has decided that language as the “Holy Word” can become a “final cause”. For as we read in the Bible. “In the beginning was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) Language itself develops generalizations atop generalizations, until we come to some “final”use of language which is both the cause and effect of meaning. For unless we believe in some kind of “perfect communication, and consider a given literary style or genre of literary expression in terms of some “perfected model of its kind, aesthetic criticism is impossible. Duncan correctly tells the important and the impact of our natural language.[7C]. What is entirely unexpected—the information revolution has really cause most of us by surprise!Surely, the information revolution is not just another nomenclature that we must confront with, its deep implications, especially the economic issue in the sense of Adam Smith has literally throw us in imbalance!
[7C]Hugh Dalziel Duncan ,”Symbols in Society”, 1968, Oxford University Press, Inc.