Language fosters organization of thoughts, complex actions, and the making and using of tools. It allows for social interaction and the organization of labor. It can be said that language is an evolutionary development and that humans were ‘created’ as language developed. Language is best understood as a discreet combinatorial system of letters and symbols, forming words.
Each sign, sound, or symbol is reference to a notion.
- Phonology – The parts to use
- Morphology – The rules of the recursive combination
- Syntax – Ordering to form meaning
- Semantics – The interpretation
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