Difference between revisions of "What is Language?"

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There are many ways to approach determining what Language is. One approach is to provide individual definitions. However, definitions cannot provide real-world guidance as to where to find books on language or how to understand which fields of study exist and how they are organized. Another method is to provide a comprehensive taxonomy of subjects within the domain of language, such as provided by the Library of Congress Subject Headings.
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* [[Individual Languages]]
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* [[Taxonomy of Individual Languages]]
* [[Language Families]]
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* [[Taxonomy of Language Families]]
* [[Language Names -- By Geographic Regions]]
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* [[Taxonomy of Language Names -- By Geographic Regions]]
* [[Language Subject Taxonomies]]
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* [[Taxonomy of Call Numbers]]
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* [[Taxonomy of Call Numbers -- Where to find the books on Language on University Library Shelves]]

Revision as of 09:43, 19 March 2009

There are many ways to approach determining what Language is. One approach is to provide individual definitions. However, definitions cannot provide real-world guidance as to where to find books on language or how to understand which fields of study exist and how they are organized. Another method is to provide a comprehensive taxonomy of subjects within the domain of language, such as provided by the Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Taxonomies According to Library of Congress Subject Headings