Lucía Constanza Corrales
Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca


This essay presents ideas from various sociologists on forms of oral and writtencommunication in educational processes.

  • The reach of communicative competence and its inscription in processes of productionand symbolic exchange.
  • The communicative situation works as a place of value exchange of produced state-ments, depending on the value assigned to the discourses and on the conditions ofreception.
  • The communicative process will be productive the more the subject adapts the conceptand does not simply remain in the reproduction of the symbol.
  • The school system fulfills a determining function in the process that leads to theelaboration, legitimization and imposition of the official language

Keywords: Symbolic capital, scriptural, orally, social distinction.