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FUNCTIONS OF
ENGLISH
Presented By
Karthika Shibu
LANGUAGE IS A PRIMARILY
HUMAN AND NON –
INSTINCTIVE METHOD OF
COMMUNICATING IDEAS ,
EMOTIONS AND DESIRES BY
MEANS OF A SYS...
Functions of a Language
Instrumental : Facilitates expression of one’s
needs .eg – I want water
Regulatory : Facilitates g...
International Language
 It is the lingua franca of the modern era
 Used as a second language around the world
 It absor...
LINK LANGUAGE
 For interstate communication
Absorbs and shares aspects of cultures worldwide
Facilitates mobility of pr...
LIBRARY LANGUAGE
A language which is widely and
fruitfully used to collect knowledge and
information from books
80 % of wo...
ψ For the east English is a window to the west and for the west , it
is a window to the east
ψ Chief agent of globalizatio...
LANGUAGE FOR EMPLOYMENT
 Opens the doors of employment across the
length and breadth of the world
 Widens the scope of p...
LANGUAGE FOR TRADE
East Indian company came to India with
the aim of trade
Make free trade between countries possible
The ...
LANGUAGE FOR SCIENCE
AND TECHNOLOGYTechnical words and registers of
concerned subject will be in borrowed
terms as they h...
Every advance in science , in
engineering , in trade , in politics , in
every branch of human thought ,is
discussed ,print...
ENGLISH
International
Language
Link Language
Library
Language
Window on
the world
Language for
Employment
Language for
Tra...
THANK YOU
FUNCTIONS OF ENGLISH AS A LANGUAGE
FUNCTIONS OF ENGLISH AS A LANGUAGE
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FUNCTIONS OF ENGLISH AS A LANGUAGE

  1. 1. FUNCTIONS OF ENGLISH Presented By Karthika Shibu
  2. 2. LANGUAGE IS A PRIMARILY HUMAN AND NON – INSTINCTIVE METHOD OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS , EMOTIONS AND DESIRES BY MEANS OF A SYSTEM OF VOLUNTARILY PRODUCED SYMBOLS SAPAIR ,1921
  3. 3. Functions of a Language Instrumental : Facilitates expression of one’s needs .eg – I want water Regulatory : Facilitates giving directions eg – don’t make noise Interactional : To interact with others eg – hello , I am anupa and you ? Personal : Express one’s feelings , opinion etc eg – I am so happy today Representational : To convey information eg –the exam has been postponed
  4. 4. International Language  It is the lingua franca of the modern era  Used as a second language around the world  It absorbs and shares aspects of cultures worldwide  It is the language of international politics  It is the medium of international trade and commerce  It is the language most number of people knows in the world  It is the language of international magazines , periodicals etc
  5. 5. LINK LANGUAGE  For interstate communication Absorbs and shares aspects of cultures worldwide Facilitates mobility of professionals from one country to another The language link is a greater link between us and the English speaking people than political / anything else :- Jawaharlal Nehru Now it is less being considered as a second language Medium for discussion in UNO and Common Wealth
  6. 6. LIBRARY LANGUAGE A language which is widely and fruitfully used to collect knowledge and information from books 80 % of world ‘ s electronically stored information is in English language Key to store house of knowledge While the goal is to adopt the regional language as the media of education , we would like to stress again that this doesn’t involve elimination of English :- Kothari commission Regular use of English as a library language develops our reading skill and widens our horizon in regard to world affairs
  7. 7. ψ For the east English is a window to the west and for the west , it is a window to the east ψ Chief agent of globalization ψ Great Indian scholars and intellectual giants like Ram Mohan Roy , Swami Vivekananda spread the values of Indian culture and tradition in the west through their powerful English ψ Eminent western scholars like James Mill ,Elphistone and Vincent Smith wrote Indian history in English ψ The richness of this multi -national , multi-religious , multi – cultural literature is unique and it provides a golden key to the culture of the global village of the future. This process is now taken to further distance by the creation of the internet and the websites :- M.G.S.Narayan WINDOW ON THE WORLD
  8. 8. LANGUAGE FOR EMPLOYMENT  Opens the doors of employment across the length and breadth of the world  Widens the scope of professional experts  Facilitates careers of good remuneration  Helps employers recruit candidates of competence  Facilitates mobility of professionals from one country to another  A language of opportunities
  9. 9. LANGUAGE FOR TRADE East Indian company came to India with the aim of trade Make free trade between countries possible The rules and regulations of trade are prepared in English We are using products of other countries on which the details will be invariably inscribed in English language
  10. 10. LANGUAGE FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYTechnical words and registers of concerned subject will be in borrowed terms as they have no equivalent in target language To get ourselves updated with technological advancements  Authentic books are available only in English Communication to any part of the world is possible within seconds through network in English For transacting scientific and technological help and knowledge between nations English is the medium
  11. 11. Every advance in science , in engineering , in trade , in politics , in every branch of human thought ,is discussed ,printed and determined and made available in English F . G . French
  12. 12. ENGLISH International Language Link Language Library Language Window on the world Language for Employment Language for Trade Language for Science and Technology
  13. 13. THANK YOU
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