Nature Of Human Language

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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. There is no other language can compete human languages. However, the origin of human language still mystery until now. According to Yule (2006 p.1), spoken language develop first than written language around 100,000 – 50,000 years ago but the evidences and artifacts about how language back in early stage are never found until now. The nature about human language is it comes naturally in our life. According to some religions and myths, language is source of power in human’s life. Thus, it is vivid that human language is unique in its nature because it contains power in every aspect of human’s life. There are many of purpose of languages. Some researchers claimed the main purpose of language is to communicate with other…show more content…
It is the development that happens over centuries and it is the evolution happens in particular group. For example, according to Allwood (2002), we can see the differences between the English 800 years ago and English language today. However, the evolution only happens in the language but not the rules of grammar. The written language also played the important roles in this stage because it influence the future generations. Macrogenetic linguistic in this stage is the language development that influenced by the situation of the place such as dialects. For example, in Malaysia, the native language is Bahasa Malaysia but the dialects in each district are different. Hence, the society can give impact to the development of the
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