By Martin Montgomery
An creation to Language and Society explores how our methods of seeing and fascinating with the realm might be formed through the types, structures and styles of language. This moment variation comprises new fabric on gender, sign up, the speech group, language and subcultures, and language and illustration.
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They are from the beginning much more than merely names for objects, ways of referring to things around them. Indeed, even such a restricted range of items provides a highly subtle means of engaging with and responding to others. They enable the child to establish and maintain contact with others and they allow for the expression of diverse dispositions such as hunger, interest, curiosity, pleasure, warmth and anger. So, although the range of items that initially comprise the child’s vocabulary may be small, the purposes that such items can be made to serve in use are highly varied.
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The holophrastic phase has enabled the child to lay down a set of possibilities for doing things with language—a functional basis, in effect, for later developments. Now s/he must find ways for realizing these functions not just in words but in the word sequences that are such a crucial component of the adult language system. In essence the child has to develop a syntax: a way of combining single words into sentences. For it is the syntactic element that has been lacking so far in the child’s attempts at communication.