CHAPTER FOUR: PT 1 - KEY TERMS ● Language A system of communication organized by rules that uses symbols such as words sounds and gestures to convey

CHAPTER FOUR: PT 1 - KEY TERMS ● Language A system of...

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KEY TERMS: Language: A system of communication organized by rules that uses symbols such as words, sounds, and gestures to convey information. Descriptive Linguistics: The study of the sounds, symbols, and gestures of a language, and their combination into forms that communicate meaning. Phonemes: The smallest units of sound that can make a difference in meaning. Phonology: The study of what sounds exist and which ones are important in a particular language. Morphemes: The smallest units of sound that carry meaning on their own. Morphology: The study of patterns and rules of how sounds combine to make morphemes. Syntax: The specific patterns and rules for combining morphemes to construct phrases and sentences. Grammar: The combined set of observations about the rules governing the formation of morphemes and syntax that guide language use. Kinesics: The study of the relationship between body movements and communication.
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