Foreign language/Related Articles
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Foreign language: A language which is associated with another country or culture and is rarely or never used in a speaker's own community; usually taught in classrooms or through self-study, for practical purposes such as travel or doing business, or for pleasure.
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- Linguistics : The scientific study of language.
- Natural language : A communication system based on sequences of acoustic, visual or tactile symbols that serve as units of meaning.
- Foreign language acquisition : Add brief definition or description
- Second language acquisition : Process by which people learn a second language in addition to their native language(s), where the language to be learned is often referred to as the 'target language'.
- Third language acquisition : Add brief definition or description
- Mother tongue : Add brief definition or description
- Bilingualism : The state of knowing two languages, either in individuals or whole speech communities; a special case of multilingualism.
- Polyglott : A person able to communicate in multiple languages.
- Spoken language : An example of language produced using some of the articulatory organs, e.g. the mouth, vocal folds or lungs, or intended for production by these organs; alternatively, the entire act of communicating verbally - what people mean or intend, the words they use, their accent, intonation and so on.
- Grammar (linguistics) : The structural rules that govern the composition of sentences, phrases, and words in any language; alternatively, the system of language itself, i.e. the principles common to all languages.
- Dialect : Regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists.
- Accent (linguistics) : Pronunciation and intonation common to a popularly-recognised variety of a language, or a language itself.
- Foreign accent syndrome : Add brief definition or description