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Intro, Register & Style

sign a representation that points to an idea
referential meaning what signs refer to
indexical meaning what signs tell you about the speaker
descriptive grammar a description of the rules native speakers implicitly know
grammatical competence a speaker’s implicit knowledge of the rules of the /structure/ of their native language
communicative competence a speaker’s implicit knowledge of the rules of the /use/ of their native language.
Name the "three faces of language" Expression, Meaning, Context
Name the 3 kinds of signs Arbitrary, Non-arbitrary, Representational (can you define these?)
Name the 4 unique traits of human language (Hint: ADDP) Arbitrariness, Discreteness, Displacement, Productivity
register the set of signs characteristic of a speech community or situation.
linguistic repertoire the set of language varieties controlled by a community or speaker.
Name the 3 major aspects of a speech situation (context) Purpose, Setting, Participants
Created by: juliee



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