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Language is a form of communication.

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Def. "[a] form of communication using words either spoken or gestured with the hands and structured with grammar, often with a writing system"[1] is called a language.

"Language may refer either to the specifically human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, or to a specific instance of such a system of complex communication."[2]

Dialects[edit]

Def. "[a] variety of a language ... that is characteristic of a particular area, community or group"[3] is called a dialect.

"The difference between a language and a dialect is not always clear, but it is generally considered that people who speak different dialects can understand each other, while people who speak different languages cannot."[3]

Words[edit]

Def. "[a] distinct unit of language (sounds in speech or written letters) with a particular meaning, composed of one or more morphemes, and also of one or more phonemes that determine its sound pattern"[4] is called a word.

Communication[edit]

Def. "[t]he concept or state of exchanging data or information between entities"[5] is called communication.

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References[edit]

  1. "language, In: Wiktionary". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. June 6, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  2. "Language, In: Wikipedia". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. June 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 (June 9, 2013) "dialect". Wiktionary. San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved on 2013-06-11. 
  4. (June 8, 2013) "word". Wiktionary. San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved on 2013-06-11. 
  5. (June 7, 2013) "communication". Wiktionary. San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved on 2013-06-11. 

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