Functions of English Language


Whatever we say is for a specific purpose whether we are apologizing, expressing a wish or asking permission, we use language in order to f...

Whatever we say is for a specific purpose whether we are apologizing, expressing a wish or asking permission, we use language in order to fulfill that purpose. Each purpose can be known as language function.

Six major functions of language are :-
1. It is a means of conveying information.
2. It is an instrument of action.
3. It helps to maintain social relationship.
4. It acts as a marker of groups e.g- “He was out for a duck”. This example shows that the people involved in the conversation are involved with cricket in one way or another, marking them as group.
5. It is an instrument of mental and conceptual development.
6. As an art form, language can be purposed towards beauty e.g. a poem.

English as a language-
English is a language which has great reach and influence. it is taught all over the world under many different circumstances, English is an important language.


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Functions of English Language
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