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Privire retrospectivă asupra funcţiilor limbii: interacţiunea
Retrospective View on Language Functions

Author(s): Doina Butiurcă
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: interaction;language functions
Summary/Abstract: The assertion we start from is that the origin of language was determined by its functions, manifested at the level of ontological reality and the relationship with society, thinking, and human spiritual life. In order to exchange information about the surrounding reality, reflected at the level of conscience, in order to communicate, humans instrumentalized language. The research objectives are: to carry out a retrospective study of the functions of language, especially of the phatic function, from the perspective of the process of communication and knowledge. The research method is descriptive-linguistic and analytical. The general conclusion of the research is that, through language, nature itself was removed from under the sign of the instinctive and placed under the kingdom of reason, judgement, and, foremost, of human communication.

  • Page Range: 113-117
  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Romanian