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Language Components - Chapter Summary
Access this short chapter if you're looking to expand your understanding of linguistic concepts. You'll have the opportunity to review details about word relationships and meaning and the arrangement of words in sentences.
You will also go over phonological rules that are important to understand when speaking. Once you complete this chapter, you will be able to:
- Discuss phonology
- Define and provide examples of morphology
- Understand syntax in linguistics
- Explain the importance of semantics
- Describe pragmatics and its everyday use
It's easy to create a study schedule with 24/7 accessibility of these video and text lessons from any device. Follow experienced instructors as they guide you through term definitions and examples so you fully understand each concept. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam are great ways for you to determine what you have learned and identify any topics you need to continue reviewing.
1. Phonology: Definition, Rules & Examples
All languages follow a specific set of rules that determine how we sound when speaking. The study of these rules is called phonology. This lesson will introduce you to phonology and provide several examples of phonological processes.
2. What is Morphology in Linguistics? - Definition & Examples
Learning about human language is often an overlooked educational subject. Read this lesson to discover the importance of morphology in our linguistic world.
3. What Is Syntax in Linguistics? - Definition & Overview
In this lesson, you'll find a brief definition of syntax, followed by a guide for arranging words in sentences and combining clauses correctly, with examples and explanations. You'll learn how syntax affects both verbal and written expression skills.
4. What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples
Semantics, or the study of relationships between words and how we construct meaning, sheds light on how we experience the world and how we understand others and ourselves. Explore this concept with a definition and examples, and then check out the quiz to challenge your newfound knowledge.
5. What is Pragmatics? - Definition & Examples
You use pragmatics on an everyday basis, but do you know how? Watch this video lesson to not only learn the meaning of pragmatics but also how you use it every day.
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