• There are two main types of Context.
Both language and activity are involved in this cartoon.
Both language and activity are involved in this cartoon.
  • The first type of context is verbal context. This usually influences the way the we understand the statement being said and the meaning and effect it has on the speaker and/or the person listening.
weekly world news cover april 8 2003
weekly world news cover april 8 2003
  • The second is social context. Social Context are the social aspects such as Class, Gender, and Race. A big part of social contexts, involve creating a social identity of a person that is created through people‚Äôs languages and communication. We also use social context to influence our thoughts on certian situations and dilemmas.
Social Context
Social Context
  • All the factors that affect the way people shape their identity are included in the context in which every person develops over time. These factors include both social and verbal context. Each persons language percieves the way that they will see the world and the situations in it. The circumstances in each persons life and their surroundings also take a major part in how they grow, learn, and live.

  • An example to illustrate the point is as follows. A person who lives in an upscale neighborhood, in Canada would consider the world, a wonderful place to live. A person who lives in a poor neighborhood of china, would see the world as a tougher place to try and grow up in.