Language function

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A language function is the function achieved by language[1]

These can be generally split into transactional language functions, and interactional language function]s.

Often functions can be realised in several different ways. Often these vary by register and usage frequency.

Students need to practise functions both verbally and in writing and in both formal and informal contexts.

Role plays and simulations, whether as pairwork or group work, are ideal vehicles for practising the language of functions.

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