Attempting to Define a Language

Authors: Somsikov A.I.

The concept of language is the initial problem of linguistics. An attempt to define what is a language was first presented as a preliminary, sort of suggestive question, "Is the language by definition or by nature?" The answer "by definition!" is almost obvious because of the need for learning and the multiplicity of languages. However, the next seemingly obvious step has not been taken so far - the recognition that language is a science, simply because language is taught. There are many sciences about language, but what is a language itself remains unknown.

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