Jakobson’s model of the functions of language

Jakobson’s model of the functions of language

The Functions of Language By Louis Hébert Professor, Université du Québec à Rimouski louis_hebert@uqar.ca 1. ABSTRACT JAKOBSON Jakobson’s model of the functions of language distinguishes six elements, or factors of communication, that are necessary for communication to occur: (1) context, (2) addresser (sender), (3) addressee (receiver), (4) contact, (5) common code and (6) message. Each factor is the focal point of a relation, or function, that operates between the message and the factor. The functions…

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