Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

THE NATURE OF HUMAN LANGUAGE

No description
by

Gissell Guerrero

on 3 October 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of THE NATURE OF HUMAN LANGUAGE

LANGUAGE UNIVERSAL
A more general set of constraints of language is known as language universal, these are features of language which are not language -specific that is, they would be found in all the languages of the world.
LANGUAGE
Is rule governed,creative, universal,innate and learned, all at the same time, is use to transmit information and give expression.
LINGUISTIC SIGNS
Human language consists of signs which are defined as things that stand for a represent something else,
there are three types of signs:
1. iconic, they represent-diagrams,start charts, chemical models
2.Indexical, they represent
smoke to fire,smile to happiness
3.Simbolic, they represent-
a flag to a nation, a rose to love
THE RULE OF LANGUAGE
The rules of language act as a kind of constrain on what is possible in a language, in the area of syntax the rules of English permit:
I like soap opera or
Soap opera I like,
but not, like soap opera I.
Means ungrammatical , not permitted by the rules of English.
ANIMAL COMMUNICATION CODES
Despite the general and language -specific constraints on the form of language, we also consider language to be creative.
Animal communication codes may also be iconic and natural, but they are not symbolic.
animals always give primary responses, while human beings often give secondary responses.
HUMAN BEINGS
Human beings may also use language to refer abstractions or nonsexist entities.
they can use the language to lie, exaggerate, or mislead. none of these is possible within an animal communication code.
1. Human beings can produce and understand novel sentences, and sometimes even new words
2. Human beings can create sentences of ( theoretically) infinite length (as in the nursery rhyme)
this is the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate malt that lay in the house that Jack built. there are obviously practical limits length.
THE NATURE OF HUMAN LANGUAGE
creativity in language has two aspect:
Full transcript