Language And Communication Essay

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Introduction: Language is used all around the world for the purpose of communicating to each other. The word language has many definitions and can be seen as cognitive, material or social Paul Gee & Hayes (2011, p6 ) discusses how language can of course be all these things. Language can be thought of as something oral that humans use to communicate but it can also be an object that is used to record and document. Cremin & Myhill (2012, p 6). explains that we can view language as a physical form in the way of speech, audio recordings and writing. This essay will explain how language can be seen as both an object to be analysed and a social process used for people to communicate. Language is versatile and is used differently by individual…show more content…
Written genres are sociological constructions, representing particular views and values, and shaped by the communities who use them. Ewing (P2, 2016) explains that texts themselves are socially constructed and culturally validated artefacts: for example, what is acceptable in a formal letter varies from culture to culture. Written genres are sociological constructions, representing particular views and values, and shaped by the communities who use them. Social Explanation Haliday explores language as a social sematic. Language can be seen as a set of social conventions that humans use to communicate. People communicate differently all around the world using different means to communicate. Language can be written and now with technology written language is more accessible then ever. People are able to communicate at the touch of a button. This has made language a fast way to communicate and with this comes abbreviations of words and slang. The addition of technology has made communicating without face to face contact easier and faster. Campbell and Green (2006, p 3) argue that we need to think of language not as a set of cognitive skills that we either have or do not have, but as forms of behaviour that always take place in a social and cultural context. Language changes in the context it is used,
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