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Looking at Language and Context


Overarching Understanding Goals and Guiding Questions: 

  • How does audience and purpose affect the structure and content of texts?

  • How is language and meaning shaped by culture and context?

  • How can works of literature be interpreted by different audiences?

  • Who is affected by the impact of language changes?

  • How does the author use technique to drive meaning?

  • How can I effectively convey my conclusions?

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Encyclopedia Britannica

Language, a system of conventional spoken, manual, or written symbols by means of which human beings, as members of a social group and participants in its culture, express themselves. The functions of language include communication, the expression of identityplay, imaginative expression, and emotional release.

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Source: "Language." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 9 May. 2017. Accessed 6 Sep. 2018.


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