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  Standard Mandarin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The grammar of Standard Mandarin is standardized to the body of modern works written in Vernacular Chinese, which in practice follows the tradition of the Mandarin group of dialects most closely with some notable exceptions.
However, all of these standard dialects were probably unknown outside the educated elite; even among the elite, pronunciations may have been very different, as the unifying factor of all Chinese dialects, Classical Chinese, was a written standard, not a spoken one.
Curiously the use of standard Mandarin in the 20th century has supplanted the use of pidgin English which was used as a common language in some parts of southern China in the 18th and 19th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Standard_Mandarin   (3573 words)

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Language carries culture, and culture carries, particularly through orature and literature, the entire body of values by which we perceive ourselves and our place in the world.
Language is thus inseparable from ourselves as a community of human beings with a specific form and character, a specific history, a specific relationship to the world.
The shadows and language of tribal poets and novelists could be the new ghost dance literature, the shadow literature of liberation that enlivens tribal survivance.
www.english.emory.edu /Bahri/Language.html   (1417 words)

 [Project Rastko] THE HISTORY OF SERBIAN CULTURE - Pavle Ivic: Standard language as an instrument of culture and the ...
This language is used by the Serbs and Croats, as well as by the Slavic Moslems of Bosnia and Herzegovina and of the Sanjak (a region which outlines the modern borders between Serbia and Montenegro).
The parallel existence of ecclesiastical language and the vernacular was retained, especially the predominance of the ecclesiastical.
Language must be comprehensible to the reader, even to women for whom schooling was not available at the time.
www.rastko.org.yu /isk/pivic-standard_language.html   (4708 words)

 Standard ML
Standard ML is a popular functional programming language designed by researchers in the LFCS in the 1980's.
The language was standardised in 1990, and revised in 1997 as Standard ML '97.
Standard ML is one of a very few programming languages with a fully formal definition, giving it significant appeal for both research purposes, and industrial-strength applications.
www.lfcs.inf.ed.ac.uk /software/ML   (673 words)

 Content Standard English Language Arts Standard D (Language)
The essential basis of English language arts is language.
Language exists in many variations, and the ability to use it well is frequently a source of power, respect, and financial success.
However, if students are unaware of how language works, they may be unable to use it effectively.
www.dpi.state.wi.us /standards/elastand.html   (149 words)

 Ethiopic Language - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The language commonly called Ethiopic is the language in which the inscriptions of the kings of the ancient Aksumitic (Axumite) empire and most of the literature of Christian Abyssinia are written.
Their languages were different from each other and, of course, different from that of the Semites also; some of them are spoken up to the present day.
But Ge`ez continued to be the sacred language; it was the language of the Bible and of the church, and when in the 14th and 15th centuries a revival of Abyssinian literature came about, the literary language was Ge`ez.
www.searchgodsword.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T3236   (1513 words)

 Standard C
It describes all aspects of Standard C that are the same on all implementations that conform to the standard for C. Whenever your goal is to produce code that is as portable as possible, this document tells you what you can count on.
It is not a history of the development of the language, nor is it a rationale for the current state of the language.
Most of the information about the Standard C library can be found in the descriptions of the standard headers that declare or define library entities for the program.
www-ccs.ucsd.edu /c   (648 words)

 Foreign Language Content Standard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All five standards are targeted as students learn vocabulary and expressions in written and oral/aural contexts, recreating authentic situations which will enable them to develop an appreciation and enjoyment of their artistic skills to create their own menus.
In language arts we might, for example, expect students to develop an effective comprehension strategy, or be able to write a persuasive essay, or choose to engage in reading or writing as recreational activities.
Performance standards: specify, usually in conjunction with a method of assessment, "how good is good enough." Performance standards gauge the degree to which content standards have been attained by individuals or groups, indicating the nature of the evidence and the quality of student performance on agreed-upon tasks or measurement instruments.
www.doe.state.de.us /Standards/Foreign_Language/Standard_b.html   (16134 words)

 EETimes.com - Intel pushes assertion language as EDA standard
Intel's EDA vendor partnerships come at a critical juncture, because the Accellera standards organization is close to standardizing both a formal assertion language and an assertion library.
He said that Intel, IBM and Motorola have similar motivations for pushing their pet assertion languages: a desire to buy external tools that work with the languages these companies already know and use.
That company is helping select a language as part of Accellera's VFV committee, but believes efforts to standardize an assertion library are "premature," said Tom Anderson, vice president of applications engineering at 0-In.
www.eet.com /story/OEG20011102S0125   (1647 words)

 Standard English Language Course Cape Town South Africa
During your Cape Town Standard English course, you will also enjoy tours and excursions led by our in-house tours company who are specialists in not only imparting tour information but bringing it to a level where everyone can enjoy it.
On the first day of your English language course in Cape Town, South Africa, we will test current language skills and then place you into a class of students of similar levels.
A standard English course in Cape Town with 2KO language school costs €145 per week excluding accommodation.
www.i2ko.com /English/Courses.html   (381 words)

 XHTML 1.0: The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)
It is intended to be used as a language for content that is both XML-conforming and, if some simple guidelines are followed, operates in HTML 4 conforming user agents.
HTML 4 [HTML4] is an SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) application conforming to International Standard ISO 8879, and is widely regarded as the standard publishing language of the World Wide Web.
SGML is a language for describing markup languages, particularly those used in electronic document exchange, document management, and document publishing.
www.w3.org /TR/xhtml1   (5149 words)

 English Language Arts Learning Standards
Students will read and listen to oral, written and electronically produced texts and performances, relate texts and performances to their own lives, and develop an understanding of the diverse social, historical, and cultural dimensions the texts and performances represent.
As speakers and writers, they will present, in oral and written language and from a variety of perspectives, their opinions and judgments on experiences, ideas, information and issues.
As readers and listeners, they will use the social communications of others to enrich their understanding of people and their views.
www.emsc.nysed.gov /ciai/ela/elastandards/elamap.html   (240 words)

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Draft International Standards adopted by the technical committees are circulated to the member bodies for approval before their ac- ceptance as International Standards by the ISO Council.
All standards are subject to revision, and parties to agreements based on this International Standard are encouraged to investigate the possibility of applying the most recent editions of the stan- dards listed below.
In SQL language, 38 Database Language SQL X3H2-92-154/DBL CBR-002 4.9 Tables the name and the scope of the name of a global temporary table or a created local temporary table are indistinguishable from those of a persistent base table.
www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu /~shadow/sql/sql1992.txt   (11568 words)

 Overview of SGML Resources
SGML, Standard Generalized Markup Language, is an enabling technology used in applications such as HTML.
The SGML standard itself is not available online, but there's plenty of code to read if you're a hacker, and a few introductory documents for everybody.
This is the working group for such ISO standards as SGML, HyTime, and DSSSL.
www.w3.org /MarkUp/SGML   (254 words)

 FIPS 127-2 - Database Language SQL
ISO/IEC 9075:1992, Database Language SQL (revision of ISO/IEC 9075:1989).
Although nonstandard language features can be very useful, it should be recognized that their use may make the interchange of programs and future conversion to a revised standard or replacement database management system more difficult and costly.
Any invocation of this standard in a procurement should indicate the programming languages to which it interfaces, whether Modules, Embedded SQL, or both are required for each language, which base level of FIPS SQL conformance is a mandatory requirement, which optional features are desirable, and what the sizing and occurrence requirements are.
www.itl.nist.gov /fipspubs/fip127-2.htm   (14139 words)

 ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG14 - C   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
News 2004-02-20: The rationale for the C99 standard is available.
SC22/WG14 is the international standardization working group for the programming language C. The current C programming language standard ISO/IEC 9899 was adopted by ISO and IEC in 1999.
A charter for the revision of the standard describes the rules for what has been done.
www.open-std.org /jtc1/sc22/wg14   (250 words)

 The CoverPages
Position papers are due March 18, 2005 for the W3C public Workshop on Rule Languages for Interoperability, to be held April 27-28, 2005 in Washington, D.C. The Workshop is intended to gather participants and inputs needed to see how a standard rule framework may be developed, informed by the Web Architecture.
A new Open Standards Alliance became active on September 14, 2004 at the close of an inaugural meeting convened under the title "Open Source, Open Standards." The group is being constituted as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization aimed at bridging the gap between standards bodies, software developers, and software users (consumers).
It describes the structure, content, construction, and semantics of language tags for use in cases where it is desirable to indicate the language used in an information object.
www.oasis-open.org /cover/sgml-xml.html   (15757 words)

 XML Is Now the Standard Language for the Internet
Unlike the existing standard, HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), which rigidly defines how Web page elements are displayed with predefined data tags, XML can be used to define what data the elements contain.
A standard is necessary so that data and e-commerce and other transactional processes operate well across the Web.
The W3C standards group is jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science in the U.S., the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control in France, and Keio University in Japan.
www.thestandard.com /article/0,1902,24180,00.html   (392 words)

This Ecma Standard specifies the form and establishes the interpretation of programs written in the C# programming language.
The syntax and constraints of the C# language;
The restrictions and limits imposed by a conforming implementation of C#.
www.ecma-international.org /publications/standards/Ecma-334.htm   (161 words)

 FpML: The XML Standard for Swaps, Derivatives and Structured Products
FpML™ (Financial products Markup Language) is the industry-standard protocol for complex financial products.
It is based on XML (Extensible Markup Language), the standard meta-language for describing data shared between applications.
Find information on the various FpML Working Groups to directly participate in the standard.
www.fpml.org   (386 words)

 Finally a standard language for the Java platform
Finally a standard language for the Java platform
While some programming languages have been ported to the JRE (Basic, Fortran, Cobol,...), the implementations were always uncomplete and not widely available.
If your project needs a dynamic language or should be based on international standards, you should evaluate it.
www.javalobby.org /java/forums/t19391.html   (582 words)

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