Any means of conveying or communicating ideas;
human speech; the expression of ideas by the voice; sounds, expressive of thought, articulated by the organs of the throat and mouth.
The expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality.
The forms of speech, or the methods of expressing ideas, peculiar to a particular nation.
The vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or department of knowledge; as, medical language; the language of chemistry or theology.
a set of strings of characters, each of which has meaning
2 hour block Language Arts course for students reading at 3rd grade level or below, focuses on phonemic awareness
ISO] A set of characters, conventions, and rules, that is used for conveying information. The three aspects of language are pragmatics, semantics, and syntax.
The characteristic mode of arranging words, peculiar to an individual speaker or writer; manner of expression; style.
A system of words and rules for their use in speaking, reading, and writing
a system of words used in a particular discipline; "legal terminology"; "the language of sociology"
the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"
A system of organizing and defining error messages.
a code for meanings
an approximately intertranslatable system for approximately categorizing the world
a system, it has relatively consistent organization and rules- that's why cryptography works
a complex structure represented in the minds of its speakers, and this book provides the tools necessary for understanding this structure
an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers
a tool, and if people don't pick it up then there must be something about it that isn't so great
a tool for mediating informations between sender and recipient
a culture," says Shambela, who works for Mozambique's National Institute for the Development of Education
an integral part of the cultural identity of a society
a system of cultural definition whereby meanings are assigned to a great variety of specific sound combinations thereof and among a literate people, graphic representations thereof
a window onto the culture it belongs to
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When used in connection with computers it refers to a special set of instructions by which the computer is programmed to operate or by which data may be manipulated. Quite simply, it is the way in which we speak with the computers. Examples of computer languages are BASIC, COBOL, LOGO or APL. (7/96)
an organised, ordered way of speaking and listening
ways of talking and speaking
Applied to books that primarily discuss language and/or linguistics, particularly as opposed to literature or criticism when used in titles classed in P through PZ.
a convention according to which certan material objects, to be referred to as linguistic objects , define certain actions , which are referred to as their meanings
a Map of our Failures BBC News ran a story yesterday on CNN's linguistic failures in reporting from Iran
Errors For the purposes of reviewing electronically delivered staff development products, we define language errors as deviations from the standard use of English as judged by people such as professional writers, editors, teachers, literate executives and personnel administrators. Linguists may have a more technical definition, but we're interested in standard usage. We expect our reviewers to be experts in their respective fields, not necessarily linguists or grammarians. Poor Usage Better“John, he is a very rich man.” is grammatically correct. “John is a rich man.” is less awkward.“I gave both of the boys $50." It is possible to construe this sentence as meaning that the boys shared the same $50 gift. "I gave each of the boys $50." is clearer.“If you offer me Godiva chocolates I will gladly accept them.” “I like all chocolates except for the candied violet ones.” “Except” excludes things. Close
a flash of the human spirit," writes anthropologist, Wade Davis
a set of keywords that you use to write computer programs
a skill, more similar to skills in math or writing or sciences than conker might admit
a way that humans interact
a living thing
a much more ancient and inevitable thing than a state
a terrible thing to waste
a turquoise John Kennedy thing
a mirror of its people
Computer programs can be written in a variety of different languages. Different languages are optimized for different tasks. Common languages include Java, , , ForTran, Pascal, Lisp, and BASIC. Some people classify languages into two categories, higher-level and lower-level. These people would consider assembly language and machine language lower-level languages and all other languages higher-level. In general, higher-level languages can be either interpreted or compiled; many languages allow both, but some are restricted to one or the other. Many people do not consider machine language and assembly language at all when talking about programming languages.
aptitude The special ability that people have, in varying degrees, for learning an L2. [6, 73
Many of the search engine interpret search terms differently. For example, if you were to search for computer games in the search engine AltaVista, it's language would interpret your search as being computer OR games. However, Google would interpret the same exact search as being computer AND games. NOTE: Many search engines allow you to specific which written language you would prefer to retrieve in your search results. This is not the same "language" that is used by the search engines to interpret your search terms.
an applicatons program
The language being taught with the Rosetta Stone program. Indicated in the top line of the Control Panel.
a computer language and a language used for interacting with or between computers. A programming language is a computer language. [Did I misunderstand the French? This doesn't seem to say anything useful.] Eiffel is a programming language. One should not confuse language with a compiler for that language.
See: programming language.
The Dublin Core element used to designate the language of the intellectual content of the resource. Recommended best practice for the values of the Language element is defined by RFC 3066 See also section 4 of the Dublin Core Users Guide.
a vehicle for exploring intellectual territory
A language of the intellectual content of the resource
The language which the data is written in. Extension: Language (including SIL codes).
One of the standardized language codes defined in RFC 1766. Example: "fj" for Fijian. Derived from the token type.
Language refers to the programming language used to generate the source code.
a living organism, it needs to grow and evolve or it will disappear altogether
a living substance, which evolves under the influence of different factors
a living substance, which evolves under the influence of diff