Difference between revisions of "What is Language?"

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* [[Table of Contents -- The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language -- David Crystal]]

Latest revision as of 17:28, 28 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

Language Subjects According to David Crystal's "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language"