THE NATURE OF LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
 
   

INTRODUCCIÓN

 

 The chaper begins by looking at the nature of human language, starting from certain fundamental beliefs concerning the naturalness, power, and fuction of language and moving towards a more scientific analysis of human language as a system of arbitrary vocal signs, having the qualities of universality, innateness and creativity. Particular attention is given to the rule - governed nature of language. Language  is also seen as uniquely human. The ambiguous term grammar involve deterioration in a language.

Finally, the dicipline of linguistics is examined, with its division in five components, corresponding to the levels of language: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. 

   
   
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