Halliday's Functions

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  • Halliday's Functions
    • Instrumental
      • the child uses language to express their needs
    • Personal
      • language used to express feelings and opinions
    • Representational
      • the use of language to convey facts and information
    • Heuristic
      • language used to gain knowledge about the environment - asking questions or exploring ideas
    • Regulatory
      • telling others what to do
    • Interactional
      • language used to make contact with others and form relationships
    • Imaginative
      • language used to tell stories and jokes


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