“Language and Linguistic”
Language has its own
part in human life that becomes a whole aspect in socializing and communicating.
While linguistics is as a container in perfecting the language such as the use
of grammar, aspects of conversation about what, when, where, etc. As a future
teacher, I want to emphasize also that linguistic learning is not too easy and
too difficult, if as a teacher is able to understand linguistic concepts it
will be easy to make learners who want to learn the language (e.g. English).
The impact on their learners can fulfill linguistic functions in good language.
“The Origin of Language and Human VS Animal Languages”
origin of the language is still a difficult case to solve, ranging from trust,
myth, temporary research, etc. In this module includes the differences of human
language and animals. Human language is the language we have been using, and so
are the animals that use their language in communicating with other animals.
Human and animal languages ??have the same goal of interaction. However, certainly
not the same language that animals use with humans, humans tend to be more able
to master the letters in pronunciation like
vowel and consonant. In contrast to the animals that as listed by Charles
Hockett is using sound signal, arbitrariness, cultural transmission,
human and animal language, I think that this topic gives me a broad knowledge
of the language. At first I thought that the animal is not a body but just a
code in its life. Apparently, many researchers are talking about it like how
the language of animals, what features they use to make it as communication,
etc. In addition, this topic also includes the element of education, the
general knowledge of science and social that makes me not only to know about aspects
of language but also general knowledge of the origin language.
“The Study of Human Speech Sounds: consonant, vowel, and syllables”
In this module, there
is an explanation of how the process produces words from the human speech
organs. It includes:
of Articulation: The
place of articulation is the place to process the reflection or air constriction
to produce sound (e.g. Bilabials, labiodentals)
Vowel Sounds: The basic sound produced from the place of articulation. The
letters in the vowel sounds are the letters of the alphabet (A, I, U, E, O)
Sounds: Sound that is not the basic sound generated by the place of
articulation due to the air flow that rubs against the pronunciation organs.
All letters of the alphabet except (A, I, U, E, O) are consonants.
Fragments of words or called “suku kata”.
features of Co-articulation: Assimilation and Elision
Each feature has
different functions, such as vowel sound that helps generate basic letter
sounds (a, i, u, e, o), so it is opposite to consonant sounds that do not
produce basic letter sounds. In Fact, this learning can be used in academic
contexts such as language or literature classes, the above features will
greatly assist learners in terms of language and distinguish the sounds of
“The Study of Morphemes”
The discussion based on
this module outline is covering morphology, morphemes, and words. In general,
morphology is the science that discusses the basic word structure. Meanwhile,
morpheme is a linguistic study that has meaning and also become the object of
study of morphology. In addition, the word definition is the smallest unit that
can stand on its own. The word will be a sentence if there are additional words
in front of it, so there is a separation between words with one another to
become writing. In the academic context this thing must have been included as
teaching materials that must be taught. In fact, sad to know there are still
many people who do not even understand what it is a word or sentence. As a
future teacher, I think this is one solution to introduce the differences of
words, sentences, and morphemes. Effective or not it will depend on the method
used by the teacher, but in general this concept provides high education on the
word structure that is appropriate to use according to the conditions and