EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Language produced by a speaker or writer. Also called productive language. EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE: "Expressive language is used by the speaker and not the listener or reader." Related Psychology Terms IRRELEVANT LANGUAGE BALANCED BILINGUAL SOURCE LANGUAGE TARGET LANGUAGE PRODUCTIVITY NATURAL LANGUAGE ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGE RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DISORDER MIXED RECEPTIVE-EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DISORDER IN DSM-IV-TR, Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/expressive-language/ (accessed June 28, 2017).