SPEECH AND LANGUAGE

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Language is a natural human abilities in the form of a sound system of arbitrary symbols, agreed upon and used by a group of people to communicate. There are no specific meaning of language. Many definitions of language have been suggested. An English Phonetician and language scholar, Henry Sweet stated,

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SPEECH AND LANGUAGEAssignment 1Assignment 1: Introduction to Speech and LanguageWhat is language?Language is a natural human abilities in the form of a sound system of arbitrary symbols, agreed upon and used by a group of people to communicate. There are no specific meaning of language. Many definitions of language have been suggested. An English Phonetician and language scholar, Henry Sweet stated, Language is the expression of ideas by means of speech-sounds combined into words. Words are combined into sentences, this combination answering to that of ideas into thoughts.According Keraf (2005:1), there are two definitions of language. The first definition is to express language as a communication tool between members of the community in the form of a symbol of the sound produced by human speech tool and the second definition is language as communication system to utilizing vowel symbols in arbitrary nature. Other definition by Fodor (1974), language is a system of symbols and signs. System of symbols meant that the symbol have relationship with unconventional meaning. While the system have the relationship of sign and meaning unconventional, but the system is determined by the nature or particular characteristics possessed substance in certain. This definition is similar to Owen (2006) which emphasized language can be defined as a socially shared combinations of those symbols and rule governed combinations of those symbols. This definit

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