Developmental language support ASHA defines language disorders as below. “A language disorder is impaired comprehension and/or use of spoken, written and/or other symbol systems.
The disorder may involve
- the form of language (phonology, morphology, syntax),
- the content of language (semantics), and/or
- the function of language in communication (pragmatics) in any combination.
1. Form of Language
- Phonology is the sound system of a language and the rules that govern the sound combinations.
- Morphology is the system that governs the structure of words and the construction of word forms.
- Syntax is the system governing the order and combination of words to form sentences, and the relationships among the elements within a sentence.
2. Content of Language
- Semantics is the system that governs the meanings of words and sentences.
3. Function of Language
- Pragmatics is the system that combines the above language components in functional and socially appropriate communication.”
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