Halliday's Functions of Child Language (+ Crystal)

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Instrumental
To satisfy material needs, e.g. "I'm hungry"
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Regulatory
To control others, e.g. "Stop it!"
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Interactional
For social conventions, e.g. "Hiya!"
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Heuristic
For requesting information, e.g. "What's this?"
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Personal
To express oneself, e.g. "I am pretty"
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Informative
To inform, e.g. "I'm smarter than you"
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Imaginative
Creative language, e.g. "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
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Performative
To try and control reality, e.g. chants or prayers (Crystal)
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Phonetic
To sound nice, e.g. "La la la" (Crystal)
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Card 2

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To control others, e.g. "Stop it!"

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Regulatory

Card 3

Front

For social conventions, e.g. "Hiya!"

Back

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Card 4

Front

For requesting information, e.g. "What's this?"

Back

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Card 5

Front

To express oneself, e.g. "I am pretty"

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