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Language as a Sign System, Blending, Clipping, Free and Bound Morphenes

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LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATIONS (1) Answers to the questions which are unlikely to apply to all languages of the world: (a) Writing systems (b) Words for computer, adultery and mortgage (c) A syntax (d) Dictionaries (e) Grammar (2) True and false answers: (a) True (b) True (c) True (d) True (e) False (f) False (g) True (h) False (i) True (j) True (3) My acquaintances with blending, clipping and free and bound morphemes: BLENDING: Blending is competent by taking the beginning of one word and joining it to the end of another word. Two common examples of blending would be to combine the words "breakfast/ lunch," giving us a shorter version of brunch. ...read more.


A bound morpheme are a group of words, which cannot stand alone, and are usually attached to another kind, such as refurbish, astonishment, liberated and teaches. LANGUAGE AS A SIGN SYSTEM From an early age, we as children learn to communicate, which is demonstrated through our parent's speech. Through our advancing years we learn particular languages within society, which are considered to be unique and unusual. In Britain for example, teenagers use slang as a way of communicating with their friends. In addition, many ethnic minorities today learn English as way of expressing their culture as well as enforcing social norms amongst their peers group. ...read more.


People communicate using written text, verbal speech and hand signs. Certain individuals choose to express our tastes through a symbolic approach. A good example is when someone takes extreme pleasure in a specific genre of music such as dance music. A person will voluntarily change his or her pattern of behaviour, creating that genre of music through her own personality. For instance those people who are fond of Heavy Metal music choose to pierce their bodies, and wear baggy clothing and have extraordinary hairstyles. There are several symbols in the persons dress sense that shows us which type of music he listens to. In society we do tend to stereotype people by the way a person dresses and this as a result provides information about that person. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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