5 Facts About Speech And Language

5 Facts About Speech And Language


Speech And Language has been contradictory issue in linguistics.Language is the social system of signs, naturally occurring in human society. It is the most important means of communication. The sign language establishes a correspondence between the set of sounds and a set of values. Language exists in two forms: the sound and writing.

The relationship between language and speech was delivered in linguistics for a long time. However, this concept was clearly defined by Ferdinand de Saussure in his “Course in General Linguistics”. After the publication of his work, many scientists have devoted their research to this problem.

The problem of the relation of language functions and features of speech solved by different linguists differently: some scientists use the term “function” in relation to the language, the other to the speech.

The above terms are not entirely identical.

On this basis are the following functions of language and speech:


  • The means of verbal creation of artistic images.
  • . The means of expressing emotions and internal states of the human will.
  • . The means of knowledge.
  • . The means of generating new units of language subsystems.
  • . The means of accumulation and storage of social experience and knowledge.
  • The means of communication.


  • The implementation of the communication
  • Implementation of the process of creating artistic images, and works for aesthetic function.
  • Implementation of the expression of emotions and internal states of the human will.
  • Implementation of the learning process.
  • Implementation of the process of generation of new units of language subsystems.
  • Implementation of the process of accumulation and storage of social experience and knowledge.

The study of language activity is divided into two parts: the primary part studies objectivity of language. Secondary is a subjective and individual side study of speech activity. Saussure emphasized further that “both of these items are closely linked and mutually imply each other.

We not only know but also feel the language It is defined as the phenomenon of individual life where it comes to individual self-expression. Language comes to life in the speech.

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Let’s look at what are the criteria adopted to oppose language and speech

Languageas a means of communication Speechas an activity
Object ideal and material nature   speech referred to as approval, meaning it inside
Socio-cultural heritage. It is a system of signs governed by Functional System (implementation of the language system); He admits in the speech acts the element of chance, and sometimes deliberate violations
The signs are a means of cognition.Every thought is a sign, The signs are a means of communication 
Unfocused but functional (communicative, cognitive, regulatory, and others. Language features) Intentional
It has tier organization Linear; It exists in oral and written form
In a given period of stable Dynamic
Objective reality, social Subjective,  Individual
It fixes the linguistic picture of the world, formed in the lingvokulture Reflect individual experiences a separate media language consciousness
Evaluation from the point of truth / falsity can not be applied It can be evaluated from the standpoint of truth / falsity


Language is recognized   main means of implementation of speech activity.

Look at the diagram:

Human Language

Language ability(language competence, memory, language, linguistic potency)

The language process(speech activity, speech)

Language works(text, speech material)


The intention  of the speaker is at the heart of the process of speech and of the content that has informative significance. After   communication involves, primarily, the transmission and reception of information. Any statement containing information. But it also expresses the position of the speaker in relation to its content. they are two different phenomena. But  these phenomena are interconnected and interdependent. Language exists as a living, since it functions and operates it in the speech.

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