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Language

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Language is a system that consists of the development, acquisition, maintenance and use of complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so; and a language is any specific example of such a system.
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    • Definitions 

    • Mental faculty, organ or instinct 

    • Formal symbolic system 

    • Tool for communication 

    • Distinctive features of human language 

    • Origin 

    • Study 

    • Subdisciplines 

    • Early history 

    • Modern linguistics 

    • Physiological and neural architecture of language and speech 

    • The brain 

    • Anatomy of speech 

    • Modality 

    • Structure 

    • Semantics 

    • Sounds and symbols 

    • Grammar 

    • Grammatical categories 

    • Word classes 

    • Morphology 

    • Syntax 

    • Typology and universals 

    • Social contexts of use and transmission 

    • Usage and meaning 

    • Acquisition 

    • Culture 

    • Writing, literacy and technology 

    • Change 

    • Contact 

    • Linguistic diversity 

    • Languages and dialects 

    • Language families of the world 

    • Language endangerment