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Chapter 6

Key Words

A person's ability to understand what is being communicated. Comprehension or receptive language
Gestures conveyed through body language. Non-verbal code
Ideas or concepts we are communicating. Semantics
The structure and sound of language. Form
The rules for combining and patterning phonemes within the language. Phonolgy
The actual sounds produced by speakers. Phonemes
The rule system that governs the structure of words or word forms. Morphology
The smallest unit of language that conveys meaning. Morphemes
The order of words in sentences and the rules for determining that order. Syntax
The purpose of functions of communication or how we use language to communicate. Pragmatics
Created by: Joe Coachman