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the seven functions of child's language and there definitions. Research from Halliday in 1975


To obtain goods and services - eg: "I want"


To control behaviour of others - eg: "Do this"


To relate to others, to interact - eg: "Me and you"


To express self - eg: "Watch me"


To explore and gain knowledge of the environment - eg: "What's that?"


To use language imaginatively, for example telling stories, jokes or creating an imaginary environment - eg: "lets pretend"


(representational) To convey facts and information - eg: "I've got something to tell you"

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