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What is the Definition of Language by Linguists and Language experts

What is the Definition of Language by Linguists and Language experts

In our last post, we talked and discussed what is language and in today’s post we are doing to discuss the definition of language and also we are going to quote the most famous and important definitions of language according to the experts and linguists.

I am not a linguist so I cannot have my own definition but there are hundreds of linguists like Avram Noam Chomsky, Bernard Bloch and George L. Trager, Henry Sweet and many more.

What is the definition of language by linguists and experts
What is the definition of language by linguists and experts

Definition of language according to Noam Chomsky

“Language is a set (finite or infinite) of sentences, each finite in length, and constructed out of a finite set of elements.”

~ Noam Chomsky in his book Syntactic Structures (1957)

Definition of language according to Henry Sweet

“Language is the expression of ideas by means of speech-sounds combined into words. Words are combined into sentences, this combination answering to that of ideas into thoughts.”

Definition of language according to Bernard Bloch and George L. Trager

“A language is a system of arbitrary vocal symbols by means of which a social group cooperates.”

American linguists Bernard Bloch and George L. Trager

Conclusion

So, that’s all for today’s post. I hope you all might have understood what language is and also the actual definition of language by world-famous language experts and linguists. We will come back with more articles and we will try to increase your knowledge about language, English, writing and expressing your thoughts to a wide audience.

By Imran Soudagar

Imran Soudagar is the owner and editor of this blog.

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