What is language?

What is language?
We call "language" to the systems that, according to specific rules and elements, permits to a list of signs and symbols create messages that can hold on itself the signified or meaning of an idea that a sender has created to reach a receiver.

How it works?
As it has been said, it obeys to certain rules that have to do with the sense of the composition and the specific organ that can decipher the message. In example, for the film language the symbols and signs are done for the eye and the ear, but not for the nose.

Each language has its proper syntax and semantic rules which are done to preserve order and create conventions that transports specific meanings in society. Keeping in the film language example, there are given forms of ordering the pieces of film to explain that situations occurs.
What is it for?
As the language is a list of rules and procedures, its principal function is to create conventions that permits the communication between two or more elements. If the language does not exist, each one will use the elements to create their own signifiers and produce their own messages, not knowing if the people who is receiving them can decode them to produce meaning.


We Recommend:
KENNETH KATZNER, The Languages of the World.
BERNARD COMRIE,The Atlas of Languages: The Origin and Development of Languages Throughout the World.
BARRY FARBER, How To Learn Any Language: Quickly, Easily, Inexpensively, Enjoyably and on Your Own.