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Language: Definitions and Observations - Grammar and Composition
A human system of communication that uses arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols. The study of language is called linguistics.
http://grammar.about.com/od/il/g/languageterm.htm
Metaphorical Perspectives on Language - Grammar and Composition
Language is succinctly defined in our glossary as a "human system of communication that uses arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written ...
http://grammar.about.com/od/grammarfaq/f/whatislang.htm
Five Theories on the Origins of Language - Grammar and Composition
What was the first language? How did language begin--and where and when? It's hard to imagine a cultural phenomenon that's more important than the ...
http://grammar.about.com/od/grammarfaq/a/Where-Does-Language-Come-From.htm
A Quirky Quiz on the English Language - Grammar and Composition
As these 15 quirky questions indicate, About Grammar & Composition covers a wide range of topics related to the English language. Take a few minutes to test ...
http://grammar.about.com/od/tests/a/A-Quirky-Quiz-On-The-English-Language.htm
English as a Foreign Language (EFL) - Definitions
A traditional term for the use or study of the English language by non-native speakers in countries where English is generally not a local medium of ...
http://grammar.about.com/od/e/g/English-As-A-Foreign-Language-Efl.htm
Italian-English Dictionary - Italian Language - About.com
How much does a good, general-use Italian language dictionary cost? Dizionario Oxford Paravia · Garzanti Editore · Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini ...
http://italian.about.com/od/bilingualdictionaries/a/italian-language-dictionary.htm
Six Common Myths About Language and Grammar
In the book Language Myths, edited by Laurie Bauer and Peter Trudgill (Penguin, 1998), a team of leading linguists set out to challenge some of the ...
http://grammar.about.com/od/words/a/langmyths6.htm
Introduction to French - Basic information about French language ...
If you've ever wondered where French came from and how it fits in with other languages, here is some basic information.
http://french.about.com/cs/francophonie/a/introduction.htm
Learn English as a Second Language
Learn English with the About.com guide to English as a 2nd language (ESL / EFL ). Learn English using resources including English grammar explanations, ...
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Shakespeare's Language (Lyn Darnley Interview)
The Royal Shakespeare Company's voice coach, Lyn Darnley, shares her love of Shakespeare's language and reveals why Shakespeare's writing has been so ...
http://shakespeare.about.com/od/interviews/a/language.htm
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