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a system of communication using sounds or gestures that are put together in meaningful ways according to a set of rules
the entire formal structure of a language consisting of all observations about the morphemes and syntax
a system of notating and analyzing postures, facial expressions, and body movements that convey messages
identifiable paralinguistic noises that are turned on and off at perceivable and relatively short intevals
in paralanguage, sound productions such as laughing or crying that humans "speak through"
in paralanguage, sound productions of brief duration that modify utterances in terms of intensity
in paralanguage, sound productions that are similar to the sounds of language, but do not appear in sequences that can properly be called words
the attempt by ethnic minorities, and even countries to proclaim independence by purging their language of foreign terms
the proposition that diverse interpretations of reality embodied in languages yield demonstrable influences on thought
varying forms of a language that reflect particular regions or social classes and that are similar enough to be mutually intelligible
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