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What is Language? Lecture 1
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What is Language? A language is a dynamic set of visual, auditory, or tactile symbols of communication and the elements used to manipulate them. (http://www.wikipedia.org/). The words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them used and understood by a community. (http://www.merriam- webster.com/dictionary/language) A systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having understood meanings (http://www.merriam- webster.com/dictionary/language) Communication – a social event. We have a great deal of knowledge about language.
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Speech Communication Chain 1) Formulation of message 2) Pick out word that express the idea (Semantic) 3) Put word together in a certain order (Syntax, Morphology) 4) Figure out hot to pronounce these words (Phonology) 5) Send those pronunciations to you vocal articulators (Articulatory Phonetic) 6) Send the sound thru the air 7) Perceive/hear the sounds 8) Decode: listener interprets sound as language 9) Connect: Listener received communicated idea
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Sign Communication Chain 1) Formulation of message 2) Pick out word that express the idea (Semantic) 3) Put word together in a certain order (Syntax, Morphology) 4) Figure out hot to pronounce these words (Phonology) 5)
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