We will be looking at:
- the major functions language serves
- the role of language in thought processes and social and cultural understandings
- the primary modes of language: spoken, written and signed
- language as a highly elaborate system of signs and conventions
What are the major functions of language?
There are so many but here are a few…
RECORDING THE FACTS
INSTRUMENT OF THOUGHT
EXPRESSION OF IDENTITY
LANGUAGE FOR FUN
How have you used language today since the time you woke up? For each of the spoken and written modes, list a range of functions.