ENGRC 3350 seven functions of language

ENGRC 3350 seven functions of language - There are numerous...

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There are numerous functionalities of language, including instrumental functionalities, regulative functionalities, and more. It is quite instructive to examine examples of one’s own use of such instances of language, and a peer’s use of language that falls into the aforementioned categories. By doing so, one is able to attend to how we use language to “do things” or “get things done.” First, consider a single instance in which all functions of language are apparent. One instance of such language is in my own life when I exclaimed to my friends: “Hi Derek! I want to eat lunch right now – can you please buy me food at the restaurant you will be going to? What if you went to CTB? I like their Veggie Burgers a lot, and they close at 2 AM. I would assume that they are vegetarian, due to their name.” The context of this example was one in which I wanted to find lunch. In this particular context, I delineate the interactive function of language by greeting someone, the instrumental function of language by expressing that I want food, and the
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