Halliday's functions of speech

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Halliday's theory shows the main functions that language has for children in their early years.

First 4 functions satisfy physical, emotional and social needs...

INSTRUMENTAL

When the child needs to express needs (e.g. 'Want drink')

REGULATORY

When the child needs to tell someone what to do (e.g. 'Get drink')

INTERACTIONAL

When the child wants to…

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