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Language is a cognitive faculty and behavior that is central to human life. Languages are complex systems that communicate knowledge, information, thoughts, ideas, and human experience. There are many kinds of languages, ranging from the speech of concrete human communities to elaborate symbolic, mathematical, musical, and computational systems. Although resea…

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Phillips, Craig A., “Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L12>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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