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Four Functions of Oral Communication

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Charlotte Tenedero

on 14 July 2016

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Transcript of Four Functions of Oral Communication

Four Functions of Oral Communication
1. Regulation/Control
To know the language used by
people in different purposes;
To differentiate the first four
functions of communication; and
To explore how the first four
functions of communication are used.
Four Functions of Communication
Social Interaction
What are communication
Communication Functions
refers to how people use language for different purposes

also refers to how language is affected by different time, place, and situation
used to control the behavior of people
used to regulate the nature and
amount of activities people engage in
2. Social Interaction
used to produce social relationships
Social Interaction
3. Motivation
4. Information
Social Interaction
By Victoria Artiga
Ysa Gutilban
Charlotte Tenedero
Why do we need to identify
these functions?

to be able to know how to use these
functions in different time, place,
and situation—depending on what
will be the most appropriate and will yield the results that they desire
Doctors' Prescription
"Take your medicine 3 times a day."
Parents' Instruction to their child
"Wash the dishes now, or else I won't allow you to go to the party later."
Friends giving advice on what to do
"Move on. He doesn't love you anymore"

used to develop bonds, intimacy, relations,
used to express preferences, desires, needs, wants, decisions, goals, and strengths
used for giving and getting information
Giving information...
"I am small but I have big dreams"
"Did you know that there's a secret apartment at the top of the Eiffel tower?"
Getting information...
"Where did you get that boob implant?"
"Teach me how to dougie."
"I don't know where my crush lives"
and connections with other people
"Would you like some coffee, tea, or me?"
"Hey Gurl! It's nice to see you."
"I'm so glad that you came into my life."
"I like you so much hart hart
Social Interaction
"You can do it."
Marriage Proposal
"Will you marry me?"
Pick up lines
" Are you a false teeth? It's because I can't smile without you."
Expressing one's ambition
"I want to finish up my studies with good grades to be accepted in a good university."
Expressing a need
"I need you in my life."
Expressing prayers
"We pray for those who suffered a broken heart from their crush."
Thank You!

(Spread the love)
Peña, A. S., & Anudin, A. G. (2016). Oral Communication. Quezon City: Vibal Group Inc.

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