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Of of pertaining to any method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way, whether united in a system specific to a country or region.

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Language; Terminology

The possibility of using language to talk about language; this is one of its delimiting characteristics with respect to other communication systems.


Language; Terminology

The technique of speaking effectively in public. Regarded in the past as an art and cultivated deliberately.


Language; Terminology

A situation where the linguist chooses to ignore details of language use for reasons of greater generalization.


Language; Terminology

A system which consists of a set of symbols (sentences) — realized phonetically by sounds — which are used in a regular order to convey a certain meaning. Apart from these formal ...

linguistic determinism

Language; Terminology

Refers to the view, propounded by Edward Sapir and Benjamin Lee Whorf, that language determines the way in which people think. Also termed the linguistic relativity hypothesis.


Language; Terminology

An application of a word to another with which it is figuratively but not literally associated, e.g. food for thought. This process is very common in the use of language and may ...


Language; Terminology

The linguistic study of names, both personal and place names. This field is particularly concerned with etymology and with the general historical value of the information which ...