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language

 [lang´gwij]
1. the use of a meaningful pattern of vocal sounds (or corresponding written symbols) to convey thoughts and feelings, or a system of such patterns that is understood by a group of people.
2. by extension, any of various other systems of communication that use sets of discrete symbols.
3. any of numerous sets of standardized vocabulary terms for use among health care providers in a variety of settings allowing comparisons of care across populations, settings, regions, and time. There are over 30 researched standardized health care languages. Called also standardized vocabulary.
body language the expression of thoughts or emotions by means of posture or gesture.
International Sign language a sign language composed of a blending of vocabulary signs from numerous different countries, sometimes used at international meetings and events of deaf persons; formerly called Gestuno.
natural language ordinary language as used by the speakers of that language, as opposed to a language made up for a special purpose (as for use by a computer system).
nursing language any of various sets of standardized terms and definitions for use in nursing to provide standardized descriptions, labels, and definitions for expressing the phenomena of nursing; some include category groupings of terms. The American Nurses Association has recognized twelve official languages.

natural language

Language as used in ordinary verbal and written communication among humans, as distinguished from controlled vocabularies and structured languages used exclusively for communicating and interoperability among information systems.
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Lewis could also have extended his argument to include the importance of colonialism in driving the artificial language movement.
Four artificial languages that differed only in the stress pattern on their words were used.
On the contrary, the child could learn the artificial language as her mother tongue, like any other language.
This metaphor points to the instrumental nature of this artificial language.
As I envisage things, the use of an artificial language is not crucial for the centralist.
In the first article, 'The Term Planned Language' Detlev Blanke discusses the history and drawbacks of various terms that have been used to describe Esperanto, including: artificial language, auxiliary language, constructed language, universal language, world language, and so on.
Among specific topics are accounting for social factors in phonetic variability, learning the mapping from surface to underlying representations in an artificial language, a syllable-level intergestual timing model, and tongue body constriction differences in click types.
The artificial language of Der Rosenkavalier, the understanding now of Der Schwierige as a condensation of all that was Austrian, an interpretation of Das Schrifttum als geistiger Raum der Nation as a bow to French civilization, and a restatement of the wide-ranging influences on Der Turm, all reflect the loss of a creative socially binding language, Hofmannsthal's hidden grail.
Vimmi is an artificial language designed to make study results easier to interpret, New Scientist reported.
Instead of looking at natural languages directly, however, I will present experiments on artificial language evolution.
Leibniz, who already years earlier had been very enthusiastic about developing artificial languages.