The Role Of Language In A Child's Life In Young Childhood

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The world of language is both complex and diverse .Language is open to interpretation based on perception of both written and spoken language which is dictated by many variables including; cultural background, social status, environment, age and the context in which communication takes place. The aim is to explore Language and the role it plays within a child’s life from early infancy to young adulthood. Language is vital in a child’s life in ensuring their needs are met, shaping their identity, enforcing their sense of belonging and personal empowerment whilst ensuring they can function in the world.

Language seen and heard
To become an effective communicator is imperative for a child in to function in life. Communication is the sharing of information and ideas (Ferraro
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They will have a more diverse experience of cultures and mixing with different age groups both in a formal and informal context (register) .They will use language in different ways as they bond with their peers and engage with the teaching community. According to Harlup1996; Newcomb and Bagwell, 1995, (as cited in Educating and working with children and adolescents, 2004, p.562) children notice others opinions and become keen to behave and communicate in a socially acceptable way .This need for belonging is driven by personal empowerment and how they perceive themselves, their sense of identity .As children progress through their schooling into their early teens they rely on their peers for advice, guidance and friendship. Often the mode of communication, along with face to face exchanges, is via the mode of Social media, smart phones and the internet. “To some extent, children’s minds are shaped by the messages that the media present” (McDevit and Ormrod, 2004, p.635).It is essential that children grasp the fundamentals of language in order to lead an effective and functioning reality into

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