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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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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, ...
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 ...
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