Reflection About Language

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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. So what is language for? Language exists for communication, to control people regarding to maintain their relationships, phatic communication, thoughts, expressing emotions etc. Language is for thought and this thought is related to language directly because people can not think without language and it is really significant.

First of all, my experience of learning English was a great process which took fifteen years as a Turkish native speaker. When I was seven years old, I started to learn English and I am able to learn languages. When I was five years old, I was watching cartoons in English and in my opinion it was so helpful for me to learning a new language. I have been learning English for fifteen years including my college life. I studied American Culture and Literature in Bilkent University. Thanks to my department, I had a chance to improve my English.

Learning a language is a long-term process and if LAD (Language Acquisition Device) is activated, the process becomes easier. Learning a second foreign language is no that an easy process
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