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artificial language

[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ′laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
A computer language that is specifically designed to facilitate communication in a particular field, but is not yet natural to that field; opposite of a natural language, which evolves through long usage.

artificial language

A language that has been predefined before it is ever used. Contrast with natural language.
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Stillman, The new philosophy and universal languages in seventeenth-century England: Bacon, Hobbes, and Wilkins (1995); Rhodri Lewis, Language, mind and nature: Artificial languages in England from Bacon to Locke (2007); A discussion of Wilkins's Essay as an example of a dictionary of English language is presented in Werner Hullen's English dictionaries, 800-1700: The topical tradition (1999).
using typological data for falsifying computational models) is being increasingly implemented in the field of artificial language evolution (see e.g.
But the motivation for an artificial language was not solely scholarly--many radical Protestants, and some less-radical ones, believed that an artificial language would help to restore man to the linguistic position he had held before the Fall.
Finally, Thiessen & Saffran, (2003) demonstrated that by 9 months of age, English-learning infants still rely more on a trochaic stress pattern than on statistical cues when segmenting ah artificial language, which replicates the results by Johnson & Jusczyk (2001).
"Each expansion," Mauthner argues, "indeed each fundamental modification of knowledge (and each new generation looks at the world differently) would throw out his system and, with it, the value of his artificial language" (Worterbuck 3: 326).
Thus, he finds a middle ground, as it were, between Quintillian's prescription of corporeal punishment to teach an artificial language, and Augustine's rejection of beatings in favor of the vernacular.
Numerous country reports have criticised police brutality, disenfranchisement of voters because of artificial language barriers or discrimination against certain sections of the population.
It is described as follows in the introduction to a Ladino-English English-Ladino dictionary: Ladino is an archaic and artificial language which has been a vehicle [for] bringing the Bible, the prayers, and all the compositions which were more or less ritualistic to the ordinary Spanish-speaking Jew.
There are no jobs for Klingon interpreters in Oregon's Multnomah County, where health officials added Klingon--an artificial language created for furrow-browed "Star Trek" aliens--to a list of over 50 tongues spoken by mental health patients.
"It was a mistake and a result of an overzealous attempt to ensure that our safety net systems can respond to all customers and clients." Though it is an artificial language, Klingon has vocabulary, grammar and syntax, dictionaries, and a scholarly journal.
programming language An artificial language (set of codes and rules) used to give instructions to a computer.
At that time, the SAT consisted of nine subtests: Definitions, Arithmetical Problems, Classification, Artificial Language, Antonyms, Number Series, Analogies, Logical Inference, and Paragraph Reading.