Language Is A Form Of Communication Essay

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Language is a Form of Communication, Nothing More, Nothing Less.

“It is necessary to consider the positive social value of all types of language. Speakers of Creole languages should never be perceived as mere casualties of insularity, ignorance, and social isolation. The history of Hawaii Creole English has inspiring accounts of resourcefulness, intellect, and competence that both reflect and sustain local Hawaii culture” (Kanae 58).

Movement of the tongue, the flowing of air in and out of the mouth, the shape of the lips, and the vibrations of vocal cords all come together to produce noise, which can form into combinations of sounds that allow us to communicate. Language is a gift, which allows one to convey thoughts, emotions, and opinions to their counterpart. Language is distinctively exclusive to humans, which has most likely contributed to our species’ survival, yet it has also been used as a weapon against one another. Humans have placed value on languages, allowing those who are considered to be more knowledgeable to posses more “power” over those whom are considered less efficient. Within Lisa Kanae’s book, Sista Tongue, Lisa provides personal and historical evidence of language being used as a weapon to instate power, while refuting that idea, she proves that many forms of communication are acceptable not matter what skill, language, or form of articulation is used. Pidgin, also known as Hawaiian Creole English (HCE), is a result of “a blending of Hawaiian,…

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