The Different Forms Of Language Essay
The Different Forms of Language
Language is diverse. Lyons said that language is a ‘conventional symbol system concerned with communication or co-operation between people’ (1981). Therefore, from this statement we can conclude that depending on which ‘people’ are present, will determine the communication they have devised. This can be seen through the different ‘World Englishness’ that have developed across the globe. These different varieties have occurred due to individuality, specialised meanings/words, new concepts, social class, age, and pronunciation. In Australia, several examples of these variations are found in the Aboriginal communities, and ethnic groups that populate this country.
Language can be standard. When language is standard, it is often seen in a formal setting…