THE CONCEPT OF LANGUAGE AND THE VALUE OF COMUNICATION

THE CONCEPT OF LANGUAGE

Language serves as a channel through which ideas thoughts and emotions are expressed. It is the human ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication – a property of the communityContinue reading “THE CONCEPT OF LANGUAGE AND THE VALUE OF COMUNICATION”

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HUDSON’S SOCIOLINGUISTICS: Linguistic items

Global and specific statements

In this chapter Hudson examines the extent to which it is possible to describe the relation of language to society in terms of global linguistic categories such as languages and dialects and global social categories like communities. Continue reading “HUDSON’S SOCIOLINGUISTICS: Linguistic items”

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What do Sociolinguists do?: Janet Holmes Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics: a term that refers to the study of the relationship between language and society, and how language is used in multilingual speech communities. Continue reading “What do Sociolinguists do?: Janet Holmes Sociolinguistics”

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HISTORY AND USE OF PRAGMATICS

Introduction

Just like every other existing entity, pragmatics has an origin. It is largely believed that when one knows the history of a thing, Continue reading “HISTORY AND USE OF PRAGMATICS”

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Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis all study meaning in language at different levels,

Introduction

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