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The scientific study of human language.

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early modern English

Language; Linguistics

refers to the stage of the English language used from about the end of the Middle English period (the latter half of the 1400s) to 1650. Thus, the first edition of the King James Bible and the works ...

old English

Language; Linguistics

Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon and English) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the ...

middle English

Language; Linguistics

Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery ...


Language; Linguistics

The adjective anglophone means English-speaking, usually as a primary language, and can refer to people, groups or places.


Language; Linguistics

The adjective francophone means French-speaking, usually as a primary language and can refer to people, groups or places.


Language; Linguistics

The linguistic term Sinosphere refers to a grouping of countries and regions that are currently inhabited with a majority of Chinese population of were historically under Chinese cultural influence. ...

Basic English

Language; Linguistics

Basic English, also known as Simple English, is an English-based controlled language created (in essence as a simplified subset of English) by linguist and philosopher Charles Kay Ogden as an ...

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