Structure of Language

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Structure of Language

Semantics is basically the meaning of language in terms of how symbols relate to our world (Piper, 2014). Pragmantic focuses on our regular everday use of langauge (i.e. slang).A recent study suggstes that preschool children's language is primarily pragmatic (Olson & Astington, 2013).

The Structure of Languageby:Tenetta GriffinECE315

Phonology: Sounds of speech and the rules on how t's combined in speech ( Piper, 2012).

Meaning:Semantics & Pragmatics

Syntax: the structure of sentences based on the rules of grammar (Piper, 2012).

Morphology is how words are structured (Piper, 2012).

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References:Olson, D. R., &Astington, J. W. (2013). Preschool children conflate pragmatic agreement and semantic truth. First Language, 33(6), 617-627. doi:10.1177/0142723713508869Piper, T. (2012). Making meaning, making sense: Children’s early language learning. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.


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