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- Conceptual blending : General theory of cognition, where elements and vital relations from diverse scenarios are 'blended' in a subconscious process, which is assumed to be ubiquitous to everyday thought and language.
- Language (general) : A type of communication system; this term is used in linguistics, computer science and other fields to refer to different systems, including 'natural language' in humans, programming languages run on computers, and so on.
- Linguistics : The scientific study of language.
- Musical syntax : A set of culture-specific rules underlying the composition and interpretation of music and often dance, too.
- Noun class : System which categorises and marks the nouns of a language according to their meaning, form or pronunciation; commonly known as 'grammatical gender', but many languages have several noun classes.
- Pragmatics : Branch of linguistics concerned with language in use or the study of meaning as it arises from language occurring in context.
- Reading : Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Reading (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Semantics (linguistics) : The subfield of the study of language which focuses on meaning.
- 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.
- Stephen Krashen : emeritus professor of education at the University of Southern California; his research concerns second language acquisition (SLA), bilingual education, literacy and neurolinguistics.
- The elimination of metaphysics : First chapter of Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic, attitude towards metaphysics held by the Logical Positivist.
- Thought : An idea or the act of thinking.
- Vienna Circle : Group of philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians formed in the 1920s that met regularly in Vienna to investigate scientific language and scientific method.
- Written language : The communication and representation of a language by means of a writing system.