Seeing as language is a way of one expressing itself we can connect language to identity. As in order for one to demonstrate itself we have to be able to express our feelings and emotions and we do so through communication. Some characteristics of language is that it's dynamic, meaning that it changes constantly for example, the English people speak now is not the same English that people used to speak hundreds of years before. Language changes and modernizes itself in order to evolve and has many variations through dialects. Different language communities have certain ways of talking that will set them apart from others and those differences are known as dialects.
Language is a unique representation of one’s culture and lifestyle as it embodies and connects society through words. However, new languages are formed, while many are forgotten as the language dies with the society. Every language is special in its own way when you hear or speak it. Those who are advanced in speaking more than
In 1970, another study found out that bilinguals are more intelligent than monolinguals. Both of these studies have been found to be marred by failing to take social and cultural issues and effects into account (Grosjean, 1982). The fact appears that bilinguals are neither more nor less intelligent than their monolinguals. Nevertheless, having two languages give bilingual children some advantages in several domains particularly in the tasks that involve cognitive flexibility and the control of attention. For example, bilinguals are excellent at paying attention, taking off irrelevant information and selecting between several solutions to a problem.
In the four areas of knowledge - science, math, history, and art - language is a medium by which theories are created and communicated. With that being said, language is a tool, similar to the to the air we breath, that surrounds us completely, of which we are rarely conscious of. Language has a tendency of being ambiguous and vague. Language has different roles in each area of knowledge; while it is indispensable to history and science, language is less important in math and art.
As explained, the terms body language and non-verbal communications are rather vague. So what is body language? And more usefully, what might we regard it to be, if we are to make the most of studying and using it? The Oxford English Dictionary (revised 2005) definition is: "body language -noun - the conscious and unconscious movements and postures by which attitudes and feelings are communicated [for example]: his intent was clearly expressed in his body language." The Oxford Business English Dictionary offers a slightly different definition.
Language has a major impact in everyone’s lives, considering that it represents the means of expressing, delivering ideas, opinions, and connecting with every human being. What about people who master, not only a fluent language, but also another one, experiencing throughout their lives the phenomen called “bilingualism”? Researchers in the field proposed various definitions of bilingualism. The main definition of it reffers to “fluency in two languages” (Life with Two Languages, François Grosjean). However, the concept of bilingualism is primarly related to the opportunity to explore the facets of life in terms of two languages.
According to some researchers language is a medium of communication, power and expression of feeling. However, according to Graddol, Cheshire and Swann (1994, p.3), the real definition about what is language still unclear and ambiguity until today. Next, the uniqueness about human language is it dominant our life since we born. It is the distinctive between the human and animals. According to Selvarajah (n.d.), animals do not use language but only produce sound.
Language is an abstract concept which needed by people to communicate. Language has an intrinsic meaning which represents an image and it is also symbolic however not only symbolic. Language is also a complex system and it is creative and productive meaning that you can product many words. Language does not only include objects but also includes all the images and concepts of the world. There is an abstraction of a real world.
2- Literature Review : Michael Halliday (1985) has argued that language is a system for making meanings. It is a semantic system. He found that linguists have become so interested in the code that they forgot that language is a social phenomenon. It involves people, places, times, events, and social meanings. Language is a social expression of human interactions and written communication provides a record of these public events.
Language is a part of linguistics which has function as a means of communication in society. In the society, language is an important factor which determines whether the communication is fluent or not. Therefore, the accuracy of the language is required in order to improve the fluency of the communication. The fluency in speaking or using language is not only in the form of the accuracy in selecting the words and arranging the sentence but also the ability or the accuracy in seeing the situation. It means that an individual who uses the language should know how to use the sentence well and correctly and also should be able to see or know the situation in speaking such as with whom, where, when, and etc.