The Role Of Language

Essay by skatingontheedgeHigh School, 12th gradeA+, March 2002

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Language is an essential from of communication. It allows people to convey and elaborate their perspective. However, there are many forms and styles of language. Different counties and religions have different ancestral languages and styles of speaking.

I personally, am learning a second language to allow me the opportunity to communicates to a broader audience. Imagine what the world would be like if there was no talking or signing of any words. There would be panic, and mass confusion, the world would struggle to survive. Communication between individuals can occur in many ways, but the skill of communicating depends not only on the strength of ones vocabulary , but the ability to express one's thoughts and ideas clearly.

People have always had the need to share their stories. From cave drawings, drums, and smoke signals, to the speed of the technological age, people have found many ways to entertain and converse.

Sharing ideas has brought information , as well as "soul-to-soul" contact. As our world grows , expands, and becomes increasingly more interconnected by various technological advances, the need for effective interpersonal communication among different cultures has become crucial.

We communicate not only with words, but perhaps even more forcefully by our body language and facial expressions. I have become influenced by the role of language, as it shows many faces in my life. Gestures, motions, and batting eyelashes, can be interpreted in different ways by different groups of people. Without the exchange of words we would not be able to interact with others.

For me personally, the role of language has helped to get me through the rough and tough times of the sport I love; soccer. As a young child I developed a love for this sport and knew that this is what the future held for me.