Difference Between Language And Linguistics

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Although language and linguistics have differences, they interact with each other via significance, influence and implications shared through language teaching.

Linguistics is the scientific study of language which is composed of sound and speech sound, and is concerned with how language is structured, how language is changed, how people use the language and what they must know in order to do so. In the 19th century, the focus of linguistics was more about writing than speaking, however in the 20th century, the focus was initially on the primary sound, and furthermore on the superficial nature of writing. Many features are related to modern linguistics, which range from physical properties of sound waves in utterances, to the intentions speaker have towards conversation with
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Language is as it is because of the functions in which it has evolved in the human species” (Halliday & Matthiessen, 2004)

5. Communicative competence

Communicative competence is described as grammatical understanding of the perfect language, and does not relate to the authentic use of language in actual circumstances. Communicative competence emphasises the context in which utterance transpires, and the skill to accomplish a range of speech acts. Four main components include:

5.1. Possibility – ability to produce grammatical sentences; related to whether something is officially possible or not. An open, knowledgeable and experienced speaker understands the sentence me go sleep now contravenes the grammatical rules, while I am going to sleep now does not (Cook, 2003)
5.2. Feasibility – ability to produce sentences which can be decoded by human brain; related to whether something is achievable or not. Feasibility refers to “a psychological concept concerned with limitation to what can be processed by the
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