Study+of+language

  • 1 Center for Advanced Study of Language — The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is the national laboratory for advanced research and development on language and national security. Founded in 2003 under Department of Defense funding as a University… …

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  • 2 Center for the Study of Language and Information — The Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) is an independent research center at Stanford University. Founded in 1983 by philosophers, computer scientists, linguists, and psychologists from Stanford, SRI International, and Xerox… …

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  • 3 Language attrition — is the loss of a first or second language or a portion of that language by individuals; it should be distinguished from language loss within a community (the latter process is referred to as language shift or language death). Language attrition… …

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  • 4 Language contact — occurs when two or more languages or varieties interact. The study of language contact is called contact linguistics. Multilingualism has likely been common throughout much of human history, and today most people in the world are multilingual.[1] …

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  • 5 language — [laŋ′gwij] n. [ME < OFr langage < langue, tongue < L lingua, tongue, language, altered (by assoc. with lingere, to lick) < OL dingua < IE * dṇg̑hwa > OE tunge, TONGUE] 1. a) human speech b) Archaic the ability to communicate by… …

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  • 6 language — /lang gwij/, n. 1. a body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition: the two languages of Belgium; a Bantu language; the French… …

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  • 7 Language — This article is about the properties of language in general. For other uses, see Language (disambiguation). Cuneiform is one of the first known forms of written language, but spoken language is believed to predate writing by tens of thousands of… …

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  • 8 language, philosophy of — Philosophical study of the nature and use of natural languages and the relations between language, language users, and the world. It encompasses the philosophical study of linguistic meaning (see semantics), the philosophical study of language… …

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  • 9 Language acquisition — Linguistics …

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  • 10 Language intensity — Most investigators accept the definition of language intensity proposed by [http://comm.colorado.edu/bowersj/ John Waite Bowers] (1963, p. 345; 1964, p. 416), a quality of language that “indicates the degree to which the speaker’s attitude toward …

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  • 11 language — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) System of communication Nouns 1. language, tongue, lingo, vernacular, mother tongue, protolanguage; living or dead language; idiom, parlance, phraseology; wording; dialect, patois, cant, jargon, lingo,… …

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  • 12 study — stud|y1 W3S3 [ˈstʌdi] n plural studies ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(research)¦ 2¦(learning)¦ 3¦(subject)¦ 4 somebody s studies 5¦(careful consideration)¦ 6¦(room)¦ 7¦(art)¦ 8¦(music)¦ 9 be a stu …

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  • 13 Language ideology — In sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology, a language or linguistic ideology is a systematic construct about how languages carry or are invested with certain moral, social, and political values, giving rise to implicit assumptions that… …

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  • 14 language — lan|guage [ læŋgwıdʒ ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the method of human communication using spoken or written words: Linguistics is the study of language and how people use it. language skills (=the ability to use a language, especially a foreign… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 language */*/*/ — UK [ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ] / US noun Word forms language : singular language plural languages Metaphor: Language and words are like food, and the emotions that words express are like flavours. It took me a long time to digest the news. ♦ The technical name… …

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  • 16 language — lan•guage [[t]ˈlæŋ gwɪdʒ[/t]] n. 1) ling. a body of words and the systems for their use common to a people of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition: the French language[/ex] 2) ling. a)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 language — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French langage, from lange, langue tongue, language, from Latin lingua more at tongue Date: 14th century 1. a. the words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them used and understood by a… …

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  • 18 Language education — Language Teaching redirects here. For the journal, see Language Teaching (journal). Linguistics …

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  • 19 Language documentation — is the process by which a language is documented from a documentary linguistics perspective. It aims to “to provide a comprehensive record of the linguistic practices characteristic of a given speech community” (Himmelmann 1998:166, see also… …

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  • 20 Study of the Hebrew language — has an ancient history. Since Hebrew is the original language of the Hebrew Bible (known as the Torah and Tanakh), it is therefore a language that has always been central to Judaism and valued by the Jewish people for over three thousand years,… …

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