Language Mind Map

Language can be broken down into 5 categories:

Morphology: word units     (think: morph a word by slightly changing it)

Phonology: sounds     (think: phone)

Syntax: sentence structure     (think: it’s a sin to make confusing sentences)

Pragmatics: real life use     (think: practical use)

Semantics: word meaning     (think: oh man, I forget what that means)

 

Language disorders occur when there is an issue with one or more of these domains. These are separate from speech disorders.