linguistic communication

Definitions of linguistic communication

n a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

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the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written
dead language
a language that is no longer learned as a native language
language that is spoken or written
source language
a language that is to be translated into another language
object language, target language
the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated
sign language, signing
language expressed by visible hand gestures
artificial language
a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
a language that can be used to describe languages
native language
the language that a person has spoken from earliest childhood
indigenous language
a language that originated in a specified place and was not brought to that place from elsewhere
superstrate, superstratum
the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language
natural language, tongue
a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
interlanguage, koine, lingua franca
a common language used by speakers of different languages
linguistic string, string of words, word string
a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
barrage, bombardment, onslaught, outpouring
the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
language characterized by excessive use of slang or cant
a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
syntagm, syntagma
a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit
finger spelling, fingerspelling
an alphabet of manual signs
ASL, American sign language
the sign language used in the United States
an artificial language related to Ido
an artificial language intended for international use as an auxiliary language
Basic English
a simplified form of English proposed for use as an auxiliary language for international communication; devised by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards
Blaia Zimondal
an artificial language
an artificial language based on Esperanto and Ido
an artificial language based as far as possible on words common to all the European languages
an artificial language proposed as an auxiliary European language
Idiom Neutral
an artificial language proposed for use as an auxiliary international language; based on Volapuk but with a vocabulary selected on the basis of the maximum internationality of the roots
an artificial language proposed for use as an auxiliary international language; based on words common to English and the Romance languages
an artificial language that is a revision and simplification of Esperanto
an artificial language based on Latin
an artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages
an artificial language
Lingvo Kosmopolita
an artificial language
an artificial language
an artificial language based on Esperanto
an artificial language
an artificial language based on Latin
an artificial language
an artificial language
an artificial international language using characters (as mathematical symbols) instead of words to express ideas
an artificial language for international use that rejects all existing words and is based instead on an abstract analysis of ideas
an artificial language
an artificial language
one of the first artificial language constructed for use as an auxiliary international language; based largely on English but with some German and French and Latin roots
programing language, programming language
(computer science) a language designed for programming computers
application-oriented language, problem-oriented language
a language whose statements resemble terminology of the user
command language, query language, search language
a source language consisting of procedural operators that invoke functions to be executed
syntax language
a language used to describe the syntax of another language
substrate, substratum
an indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population
first language, maternal language, mother tongue
one's native language; the language learned by children and passed from one generation to the next
tonal language, tone language
a language in which different tones distinguish different meanings
a mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages
an artificial language used for trade between speakers of different languages
American Indian, American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, Indian
any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut language
the family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut
Chukchi, Chukchi language
an indigenous and isolated language of unknown origin spoken by the Chukchi that is pronounced differently by men and women
Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language
the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
Austro-Asiatic, Austro-Asiatic language, Munda-Mon-Khmer
a family of languages spoken in southern and southeastern Asia
Hmong, Hmong language, Miao
a language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong
Austronesian, Austronesian language
the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
Papuan, Papuan language
any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages
Khoisan, Khoisan language
a family of languages spoken in southern Africa
Indo-European, Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite
the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
a (postulated) group of languages including many of the indigenous languages of Russia (but not Russian)
the language of the Basque people; of no known relation to any other language
Elamite, Elamitic, Susian
an extinct ancient language of unknown affinities; spoken by the Elamites
Cassite, Kassite
an ancient language spoken by the Kassites
Caucasian, Caucasian language
a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
Dravidian, Dravidian language, Dravidic
a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka
Afrasian, Afrasian language, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic, Afroasiatic language, Hamito-Semitic
a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
Niger-Kordofanian, Niger-Kordofanian language
the family of languages that includes most of the languages spoken in Africa south of the Sahara; the majority of them are tonal languages but there are important exceptions (e.g., Swahili or Fula)
Nilo-Saharan, Nilo-Saharan language
a family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania
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something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

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