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Example Question #1 : Discourse
The four fundamental systems of language are vocabulary, phonology, grammar, and __________________.
This question is foundational in nature. In order to teach any of the component elements of language acquisition, you must know the fundamental systems by which languages operate. The fourth fundamental system is discourse, which refers to extended chunks of language that create a unified, cohesive meaning.