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Roman Jakobson's six functions of language

Uni- Academic Research

Ruth Heckmann

on 15 January 2013

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presentation by Ruth Heckmann Roman Jakobson's six functions of language conative function addressee phatic function conveys information message CONTEXT
(referential) MESSAGE
(poetic) ADDRESSEE
(conative) ADDRESSER
(emotive) CONTACT
(phatic) CODE
(metalinguistic) emotive function poetic function referential function metalinguistic function Sources: addresser conveys emotion gesture, speed of delivery, intonation conveying commands prayers, speech-act verbs or performatives swear words, exclamations context signs, telegrams conveys play/pleasure autonomy of language, structural character of language, art of words rhyme, repetition, alliteration ambiguity, violation of meaning, puns to maintain contact prior to articulate language through telephone/ radio conveys code analysis Holenstein, Elmar (1976) Roman Jakobson’s approach to language: Phenomenological Structuralism. Bloomington & London: Indiana University Press. Yaguello, Marina. "The Speech Event and the Functions of Language." In: Language through the Looking Glass: Exploring Language and Linguistics. (1998) Oxford: Oxford UP. [WWW document] <http://www.ic.arizona.edu/ic/snsmith/infodesign/handout.pdf> also lexical code for everyday use for discourse about entities of a linguistic nature
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