Intelligence is the capacity to effectively employ words, either orally (e.g.,
politician, public speaker, storyteller, talk show host) or in writing (e.g.,
journalist, playwright, poet, editor).
Students with linguistic intelligence have
the ability to manipulate:
the structure or rules of language (e.g.,
punctuation for dramatic effect;
the sounds of language (e.g.,
the meanings of language (e.g., double
the pragmatic dimensions of language
- using language to convince (rhetoric)
- using language to remember information (mnemonics)
- using language to explain (expatiation)
- using language to talk about itself (metalanguage).