Importance Of Languages

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Dr Gayatree Mishra


Language is purely human and non-instinctive method of communicating ideas, emotions and desires by means of a system of voluntarily produced symbols. These symbols are auditory and produced by organs of speech. We use language in order to communicate our thoughts and feelings. Persons who use languages well are skilled equally in four aspects of language skills. In the most general way we can identify four major skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing. Speaking and writing involve some kind of production on the part of language user. Therefore they are called 'productive skills' or 'skills of expression'. Listening and reading allow the language user to receive information which may be in spoken or written form. These are called 'receptive skills' or 'skills of comprehension'.


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