LOGIC AND LANGUAGE
- LOGIC AND LANGUAGE
- The link between logic and language:
Logic is related to language in two ways. I.e. syntactically and semantically. Semantics is when logic examins the relation between a term and its referent; while syntax is when logic examines the logical form of statements or arguments.
- Definition of language:
Language is a system of communication using signs and words.
- The basic of Functions of Language:
- Cognitive function:
Language can be used to communicate information i.e. transmitting knowledge. For example Cameroon is a country.
- Emotive Function:
Language can also be used to express emotions, feelings or attitudes toward people, things or situations. E.g. What a beautiful lady.
- Directory Function:
Language can also be used to cause or prevent actions. E.g. shut your mouth.
- Language and Thought
They are related as follows:
- Language permits one to express ideas which are implied.
- Language acts as a means to communicate one’s inner feeling.
- Language can contextualise the ideas.