Language And Its Impact On Children Development

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Originally we think of language as an object, one made of words, sentences and grammar, sounds, symbols and gestures that a society or community creates to communicate with one another. However, reflecting on the above statement, language has deeper meaning and can show identity, expression and cultural backgrounds within a person. It’s an expression of who we are as people, communities and nations. Though there are multiple things that impact the way in which we view, learn and express language as adults and children. These include the use of language in the social context it is being used from speaking with different people from professionals to friends, the different types of English used from Australian English to Aboriginal English,…show more content…
As teachers is it pressingly important that they should have a strong knowledge and understanding of language and how to develop it for their students as language needs to be developed for themselves but also the knowledge that it can be different for all. There are many variations of language including the English language and Aboriginal English. Generally speaking, people might say English is one language and that’s all this is but this is incorrect. There are multiples in which creates the variation in one language from the way it is pronounced making the sound different to how it can be used and in what context. There are words such as grouse used mostly in Melbourne as an Aussie slang for good or great that you don’t hear often in Perth or other Australian states. The dialect used in language can be varied but can be understood by many speakers. The most common dialect is the one that is used by the most powerful people and dominant people in that society. This is what would be taught in schools, used in the media and considered the correct English to be spoken and written. Some aboriginal societies that are very remote and have less of an influence from Australian English speakers is still quite strong compared to those aboriginals living closer to more developed and structural civilizations. It is believed that there were over 250 Aboriginal languages in which only about 90 are still spoken now. (NACLC Org, 2017). For aboriginal people their
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