Effective Communication Skills From Infancy Through Early Adulthood

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Introduction
Shortly addressed will be the many roles language can have in a child’s life, the different levels of communication and the different types of language. Language can be seen and heard in the forms of written language and verbal language, with the exception of sign language (Crystal, 1987). The complexity of the speaking and writing skills we have acquired since infancy is difficult to appreciate because of our everyday practise and familiarity with it (Crystal, 1987). There are many different levels of communication, both none verbal and verbal that are essential for developing effective communication skills from infancy through to early adulthood (LBHounslow, 2010). In addition to the levels of communication, there are also different languages themselves, within those languages also come different variations, accents and dialects which explore the diversity of languages (Lauder, 2012). The functions of language do not stop at communicating ideas, language can be used for expressing emotions, social interaction, the power of sound, control of reality, recording the facts, the instrument of thought and expression of identity (Crystal, 1987). In order to exchange our facts and opinions, we use language, both written and spoken and assumed is that written language is a delivery system for verbal language.

Language and the different roles it can play in a child’s life
It is most commonly believed that the primary function of language is to communicate ideas,…

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