Modern Language

A modern language is any human language that is currently in use. The term is used in language education to distinguish between languages which are used for day-to-day communication (such as French and German) and dead classical languages such as Latin, Attic Greek, Sanskrit, and Classical Chinese, which are studied for their cultural or linguistic value.

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Organisation - Khâgnes De Lettres Et Sciences Sociales (B/L)
... (philosophy, French literature, history and languages) ... A compulsory modern language (2 hours a week) A speciality (4 hours a week) extra classes in the compulsory modern language, or another modern language, or an Ancient language or geography ...
The Teaching of Modern Languages - Auxiliary Languages
... International auxiliary languages are by definition not associated with a particular country or geographic region ... Interlingua, a much less popular, but still growing auxiliary language, is likewise spoken mainly in Northern and Eastern Europe and in South America, with substantial numbers ... Other auxiliary languages include Occidental and Latino Sine Flexione ...
Old Chinese - Grammar - Sentence Structure
... As with English and modern Chinese, Old Chinese sentences can be analysed as a subject (a noun phrase, sometimes understood) followed by a predicate, which could be of either nominal or verbal type ... The copular verb 是 (shì) of Literary and Modern Chinese dates from the Han period ... As in Modern Chinese, but unlike most Tibeto-Burman languages, the basic word order in a verbal sentence was subject–verb–object 孟 子 見 梁 惠 王 *mraŋs *tsəjʔ *kens *C-rja ...
Fordham University Press - Initiatives - The Modern Language Initiative
... The Modern Language Initiative publishes scholarship by first authors writing in English about linguistic cultural productions in languages other than English ... rhetoric and film, in addition to performance, popular culture, and any other form that employs language ... will offer scholars in a wide range of languages and literatures a shared and welcoming space for publishing excellent scholarship and at the same time addresses a transformative moment in ...
Peire Rogier - Sources
... "The Authorship of Flamenca." Modern Language Notes, Vol ... "The Authorship of Flamenca." Modern Language Notes, Vol ... Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association of America, 1893 ...

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