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Volume 69, 2019The International Scientific and Practical Conference “Current Issues of Linguistics and Didactics: The Interdisciplinary Approach in Humanities and Social Sciences” (CILDIAH-2019)
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Functions of language in the social context
Department of Foreign Languages, Economic and Legal Profiles, Altai State University ASU,
68, pr. Sozialisticheskij,
2 Department of Foreign Languages, Altai State Agricultural University ASAU, 98, pr. Krasnoarmeyskiy 656049, Barnaul, Russia
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The article considers the language in use, in the process of interaction and as a sign system used in the process of communication, describes the functions of the language. The language is a system of discrete signs that serve to communicate and express the totality of person's ideas of the surrounding reality, and it is a social phenomenon. The basic functions of a language are interdependent when using the language and are implemented in various degrees. Researchers identify different functions of the language; many classifications depend on its ways of use. Social stipulation of the language is manifested in the expansion of the scope of the functions, the diversity of its forms, functional styles.
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