Rule governed storm she does not respond in any way

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rule governed STORM ( she does not respond in any way to the word dog but she does to the word storm) language is symbolic the abstract nature of language is virtually the only abstract concept that you can deal with prior to puberty it starts very obviously by 12 months in most individuals (babies talking) dog/desk/computer… they have no inherent meaning groups of sounds that together become a symbol symbol is an arbitrary construct that represents something somewhere down the evolution chain groups of people agree that certain sounds together represented certain objects speech is the only form of language Writing sign language symbols are a way of experiencing the world they're not just labels labels will, however, have a huge effect on how you experience the world labels and the naming process will drastically affect most situations how you react to someone will depend on the symbols used to categorize him her or them there is a reason gender pronouns are very important to some people The same is true for written language the alphabet we use is made up of lines / curves / shapes we learn what the shapes symbolize we can even have multiple shapes mean the same thing or multiple shapes or one group of sounds 3, three, THREE language is rule-governed language contains a number of different types of rules phonological rules govern how words sound when pronounced champagne, double are examples of two words that are spelled the same in English and in French, but are pronounced differently in each language a farm can produce produce, the pronunciation of “ produce” depends on the context or how you are using the word this becomes a very large problem for a non-native English speaker or receiver for that matter syntactic rules government structure of language the way symbols can be arranged
the rules of English syntax are different from the French syntax English requires that most sentences contain a subject, verb and object in a particular order and prohibit sentences that makes the order of these three components, even though they might be perfectly acceptable in another language syntactic rules can vary within a language technology has also spawned several different dialects of English are all different terms to describe a language that speeds up typing time R u at home, ttyl, lol etc… the proliferation of this type of dialect or short form language in the general population has become a major area of study semantic rules deal with the meanings of specific words this is what makes it possible for individuals within a community to agree that ‘bikes’ are for riding and ‘books’ are for reading although the term ‘bikes’ means something different to a five-year-old versus a Harley Rider without semantic rules, communication would be next to Impossible there would be an anarchy and language and everyone would be able to apply whatever meaning they wanted to Any Given set of sounds pragmatic rules

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