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20 Mar language

A set or system of symbols used to communicate. Languages are usually governed by rules (always syntactic and semantic) that constrain exactly how we arrange the symbols to communicate the desired message. The expressiveness of the language increases exponentially with the size of the lexicon. The complexity of interpreting a language increases with the number of rules that can be applied.
Keywords: symbol
strata
sentence
semantics
segmentation
pragmatics
morphology
linguistics
lexical
expressiveness
expression
creativity
anaphora
acquisition
natural language
communication
interpretation
translation
grammar
English
cognition
References: comprehension
context
information/entropy
intelligence
learning
lexicography
linguistic strata
natural language
semantics
syntax
words/morphology

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