What is the difference between language and communication?
Communication is the process of sharing information between two
or more persons. This can be verbally, through gestures or even
body language. According to Borden, Harris, & Raphael, 1994 pg.
174 it is the transmission of thoughts or feelings from the mind of
a speaker to the mind of the listener. Communication has three
purposes: request, reject, or comment and is used to gather
thoughts, express thoughts, receive and understand information.
Language, according to Bloom and Owens, is a socially shared
code that uses a conventional system of arbitrary symbols (
alphabet ) to represent ideas about the world that are meaningful
to those who know the same code.