Language Is A Complex System Of Communication

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Language was created by humans and it has been around for more than one hundred thousand years. Language is a complex system of communication. Because language is greatly adaptive and flexible, it would constantly evolve and changing through time. Despite the fact that Language has multiple functions, they all serve one purpose. To make the expression of one’s idea, thought and feeling. Specifically, language has four functions. They are expressive, informative, directive and survival key. The first use of language is defined as expressive, it allows people to express how they feel. It is a combination of multiple form of languages. Here an example, Tom’s face was cheerless, when he stared at the rain through the window. “Today is gonna be boring,” he whined. Notice how Tom was sending a message? He was telling himself and the audience how he feels about the weather. In this case, Tom was complaining about the rain and showing no sign of interest. And because it’s clearly that he dislike the rain. Tom uses body language and spoken language expressively. Expressive language does not inform any kind of knowledge. Because it intends to show some feelings and these feelings only apply to the speaker in certain circumstance. However, expressive language play an important role in communicating, as it is often used in daily life. For instance, A patient was telling his doctor about his symptom. This person didn’t feel very well and he sought for help. Another example, a football player cried out in pain, he was tackled by a foul player, and he needed treatment right away. There is a downside of expressive language, expressing negative feeling would cause a negative effect to among speakers and audiences. If a person keeps w... ... middle of paper ... ...other. language evolved along with human development and people became master of languages, they ultimately transformed and empowered language. With the involving of language in human’s culture, people started to develop settlements, tools, art, knowledge, norm, culture, laws, and even more languages. Nowadays, language became greatly accessible and fully developed. However, there are still questions about the function of language. How come people still misunderstand each other? did they not use language effectively? Why is there still war in the world? Is it because people tend to forget the function of language? Even though, Language comes in different forms and functions. It was there for the sake of communicating and surviving of humanity. And by understanding different uses and purpose of language, human were able to communicate and function effectively.

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