The trait which most decisively distinguished human beings form all other creature on the Planet is language. Language is a unique possession of man. It is God’s special gifttomankind. Language is a very complex human phenomenon. It is non instinctive, conventional and arbitrary in nature. Language is both linguistic and communicative competence. It is symbolic systematic in nature. This paper throws light on some distinguishing and striking characteristics of language.

Bushra Khatoon