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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; a language is any specific example of such a system. The texts in this area focus on learning specific languages rather than focusing on the scientific study of language, which can be found in the linguistics section.

    Thumbnail: Bilingual dictionaries. Image used with permission (CC BY-SA 3.0; LinguistAtLarge).

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