The study of language in cultural context
• Competence; the ability to do, knowledge..
• Phonology; knowledge of the sounds of a language (how to produce them, how to combine
• Morphology; Knowledge of which sounds have meaning in a language
(ihavetogohomeearlytoday) (hearing the word boundaries)
• Syntax; Knowledge of how sentences are formed in a language (Up pick me you at eight)
• Semantics;Ability to determine the meaning of sentences (I like chocolate cakes and pies; You