Understanding Language

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English Language Learners ELL, ESL EFL

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Understanding Language


What is language?

PHONOLOGY:Phonology represents the sounds of language. It is important to not only learn the sounds of a word, but the proper way to say it, too. You must learn to say the word correctly in order for people to understand what you are trying to say.

"Language is seen not only as a form of behavior to be acquired but also as a structural system to be acquired, where vocabulary, grammar, and conversational skills may each involved quite different acquisition mechanisms."

Peccei, J. S. (1999). Child language. [electronic resource]. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.Piper, T. (2012). Making meaning, making sense: Children’s early language learning. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.

MORPHOLOGY:Morphology represents the level of words and their endings – it is the process of analyzing words in smaller forms that can also be used to construct words that have different functions.

SYNTAX:Syntax represents the order in which words are placed. It pertains to the meanings of the words that are put together to form a complete sentences, and also to create meaningful words spoken or written.

SEMANTICS & PRAGMATICS:In the simplest terms, semantics is the specific area of meaning, and pragmatics is the making a use of that meaning, or the use of language.



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