• Language is made up of socially shared rules that include the following:
    • Form of Language
      • Phonology is the sound system of a language and the rules about how sounds are combined.
      • Morphology is the structure of words and how word forms are constructed.
      • Syntax is the order and combination of words to form sentences.
    •  Content of Language
      • Semantics is related to the meanings of words and sentences.
    • Function of Language
      • Pragmatics is the combination of language components (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) in functional and socially appropriate ways.

    When a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely (expressive language), then he or she has a language disorder

Last Modified on September 16, 2014