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  Language Course Finder - Search over 10000 Language Schools teaching 88 Language courses in 115 Countries
Find language schools and language courses worldwide on the Internet Course Finders, your first information source online for language courses, boarding schools, hotel schools and other international study programmes.
With over 10 000 language schools teaching 88 languages in 115 countries, www.language-learning.net is the largest online directory of language courses and language schools worldwide.
Find the right language school by using search criteria that is important to you (80 criteria including school location, type of language course, duration of study, accommodation supplementary leisure activities…).
www.language-learning.net   (140 words)

  
 LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and Arabic.
LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and Arabic.
The Language School of Dublin organises a varied programme of social activities for you in order to improve your English language skills.
Because of the global and economic importance of China and the increasing number of Chinese tourists in Europe, it is important to understand the Chinese language and culture.
www.abroadlanguages.com   (526 words)

  
  Language Log
Attentive Language Log readers will recognize that the third reading is the most plausible one, given the source of the headline.
Because the language of economists is often -- not always, certainly, but often -- deeply obtuse.
Language News ("Hand-picked news headlines related to the science of linguistics")
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog   (5925 words)

  
  Language - MSN Encarta
Language also is characterized by complex syntax whereby elements, usually words, are combined into more complex constructions, called phrases, and these constructions in turn play a major role in the structures of sentences.
Because most languages are primarily spoken, an important part of the overall understanding of language involves the study of the sounds of language.
Phonetics is the field of language study concerned with the physical properties of sounds, and it has three subfields.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570647/Language.html   (902 words)

  
  Language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human spoken and written languages can be described as a system of symbols (sometimes known as lexemes) and the grammars (rules) by which the symbols are manipulated.
Human languages are usually referred to as natural languages, and the science studying them is linguistics.
N.B.: one should be careful about the underlying classification principle for groups of languages which have apparently a geographical name: besides areal linguistic units, the taxa of the genetic classification (language families) are often given names which themselves or parts of which refer to geographical areas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Language   (1724 words)

  
 Programming language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Few languages ever become sufficiently popular that they are used by more than a few people, but professional programmers may use dozens of different languages during their careers.
In some languages, the meaningless operation will be detected when the program is compiled ("static" type checking), and rejected by the compiler, while in others, it will be detected when the program is run ("dynamic" type checking), resulting in a runtime exception.
The syntax and semantics of the language are explicit in the behavior of the model implementation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Programming_language   (3858 words)

  
 Language Acquisition
Human language is made possible by special adaptations of the human mind and body that occurred in the course of human evolution, and which are put to use by children in acquiring their mother tongue.
Language B can be hypothesized at any point, and confirmed whenever the child hears a sentence with an agreement in it or disconfirmed when the child hears a sentence without agreement.
Georgetown Monographs on Language and Linguistics, 22, 1-31.
www.ecs.soton.ac.uk /~harnad/Papers/Py104/pinker.langacq.html   (18914 words)

  
 Language - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Language (n.) a system of signs of which the system is nothing but a sign itself.
Language was not invented in 2001 by New York City poet and hot horny lesbian Gary Language as is commonly believed.
Language is also the third word in the Lithuanian language.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Language   (595 words)

  
 MARC Code List for Languages
Additional codes for individual languages are created from time to time when it becomes apparent that a significant body of literature in a particular language already exists, or when it is determined that the amount of material in a language is growing.
While some individual languages are given their own unique code, although linguistically they are part of a language group, many individual languages are assigned a group code, because it is not considered practical to establish a separate code for each.
Ancient languages which are not given unique codes are assigned the code for the major language group to which each belongs, rather than the code for the modern language which evolved from the ancient language.
www.loc.gov /marc/languages   (1726 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)

  
 ASHA: Questions & Answers about Child Language
Language is a code that we learn to use in order to communicate ideas and express our wants and needs.
Children learn language and speech by listening to the language around them and practicing what they hear.
A speech-language pathologist with experience in child development can evaluate the child's language development, design an organized plan of language learning, and carry out the plan in individual or small group sessions.
www.kidsource.com /ASHA/child_language.html   (590 words)

  
 Speech and Language Developmental Milestones [NIDCD Health Information]
Language is the set of rules, shared by the individuals who are communicating, that allows them to exchange those thoughts, ideas, or emotions.
Language may also be expressed through writing, signing, or even gestures in the case of people who have neurological disorders and may depend upon eye blinks or mouth movements to communicate.
While there are many languages in the world, each includes its own set of rules for phonology (phonemes or speech sounds or, in the case of signed language, handshapes), morphology (word formation), syntax (sentence formation), semantics (word and sentence meaning), prosody (intonation and rhythm of speech), and pragmatics (effective use of language).
www.nidcd.nih.gov /health/voice/speechandlanguage.asp   (1196 words)

  
 Delayed Speech or Language Development
Your child's comprehension should also increase - by 3 years of age, he or she should begin to understand what it means to "put it on the table" or "put it under the bed." Your child should also begin to identify colors and comprehend descriptive concepts (big versus little, for example).
Speech is the verbal expression of language and includes articulation, which is the way words are formed.
Language is much broader and refers to the entire system of expressing and receiving information in a way that's meaningful.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/growth/communication/not_talk.html   (1762 words)

  
 10 Steps to Writing an Essay -- Step 10: Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If the idea itself needs discarding, you shouldn't be tweaking the language; it would be a waste of time working on transitions if the organization and structure of your essay were in need of repair.
Proofreading the language may take hours as you attempt to polish your language to the point that it is pleasing to read and has literary style.
Some students, however, perhaps feeling pressure to bring their language level up to a more fluent, "A" level, might ask their friends to go beyond a few simple suggestions and instead to heavily edit or rewrite the language of their paper.
www.aucegypt.edu /academic/writers/language.htm   (668 words)

  
 KryssTal : Language Families
Languages in the same family, share many common grammatical features and many of the key words, especially older words, show their common origin.
There is no correlation between the life of a people speaking a language and the complexity or otherwise of their language.
The languages of southern India (in contrast to the Indo-European languages of northern India).
www.krysstal.com /langfams.html   (1095 words)

  
 What is language? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
Written languages use symbols (that is, characters) to build words.
Language Translation and Typesetting: Rancho Park Publishing - Specializing in multilingual translation and typesetting services in all major languages for US corporations worldwide.
Language and Document Translation by ALTA - Estimates are always fast and free.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/P/language.html   (322 words)

  
 Language Review
The language review addresses these types of problems by focusing on language issues that make the document easier for the user to read and understand.
Your primary goal in a language review is to identify and correct areas that could lead to confusion for the reader/user of the document.
For words that are new to the language and not yet standardized (for example technical Linux terminology that is generally accepted in the community), follow the most common spelling for the term.
www.tldp.org /HOWTO/LDP-Reviewer-HOWTO/languagereview.html   (1318 words)

  
 language - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Language, dialect, jargon, vernacular refer to patterns of vocabulary, syntax, and usage characteristic of communities of various sizes and types.
Language is applied to the general pattern of a people or race: the English language.
(language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets" [syn: speech]
dictionary.reference.com /browse/language   (888 words)

  
 Language courses abroad
With over 400 million speakers of English as their mother tongue and over 700 million speakers of English as a foreign language, it's easy to see how important is the most widely spoken and written language in the world.
When deciding on a foreign language for work or school, consider that French is the language that will give you the most choices later on in your studies or your career.
German is spoken as a second language in many countries in Eastern Europe where German culture and language have been an important common bond through the centuries.
www.studylanguages.org   (291 words)

  
 The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2000
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.
I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven.
Over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.
www.bartleby.com /61   (95 words)

  
 LSA: Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
LANGUAGE is published quarterly by the Linguistic Society of America.
Back issues of Language (subject to availability) may be purchased through the LSA; for details or to request a back issue, click here.
Manuscripts for publication and exchange journals should be sent to the Editor of LANGUAGE (Brian D. Joseph, 1050 Carmack Rd., 202 Mount Hall, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH USA 43210; language@ling.ohio-state.edu).
www.lsadc.org /info/pubs-language.cfm   (174 words)

  
 Language
Teacher certification - Teachers of the Cherokee language who work in schools within the 14-county jurisdictional area of the Cherokee Nation are encouraged to go through teacher certification training and testing to assure their competency and sharpen their skills.
Curriculum development - Cherokee language curriculum has been developed and is constantly being updated to provide schools within the 14-county jurisidictional area materials to teach the Cherokee language to students.
The Cherokee language is spoken by approximately 10,000 people in the Cherokee Nation, as well as speakers in the homelands (of the Eastern Band of Cherokee).
www.cherokee.org /home.aspx?section=culture&culture=language   (478 words)

  
 Language Miniatures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Now we’ll look at a phrase in a language that expresses grammatical relationships (ALL languages have to do this in one way or another) with a strategy that is very different from Chinese.
People speaking other languages all around the world appear to think of time in terms of a similar front-back metaphor, so much so that it has always been thought to be what is called a cognitive universal.
This has often raised the temptation to invent a language as a way of exploring how people might turn out to be different.
home.bluemarble.net /~langmin   (1214 words)

  
 Language list   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
C is often described, with a mixture of fondness and disdain varying according to the speaker, as "a language that combines all the elegance and power of assembly language with all the readability and maintainability of assembly language".
ICI is a programming language with a dynamic, object based data model with the flow control constructs and operators of C. It is designed for use in many environments, including embedded systems, as an adjunct to other programs and as a text based interface to compiled libraries.
One way of placing it in the "space of languages" is to say that it aims to be as efficient as C, C++, or Fortran, as elegant as and safer than Eiffel, and support higher-order functions and iteration abstraction as well as Common Lisp, CLU or Scheme.
home.nvg.org /~sk/lang/lang.html   (5710 words)

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