language unit

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Noun1.language unit - one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
discourse - extended verbal expression in speech or writing
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
syllable - a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme; "the word `pocket' has two syllables"
lexeme - a minimal unit (as a word or stem) in the lexicon of a language; `go' and `went' and `gone' and `going' are all members of the English lexeme `go'
morpheme - minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
formative - minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
string - a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)
collocation - a grouping of words in a sentence
speech sound, phone, sound - (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
sign - a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified; "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"--de Saussure
component part, part, portion, component, constituent - something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton"
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If the Labour Government has the will to promote the language, it must establish without further prevarication the core activities needed for the revitalisation of Welsh: in the eastern areas, the growth of Welsh medium education through parental consultation and consent; in the west and north, the strengthening of continuity in Welsh medium teaching between primary and secondary sectors together with regional economic and housing policies to stem the debilitating effect of the brain drain, and finally, the establishment of a strong Welsh language unit within the Office of the First Minister to promote and co-ordinate the creation of a bilingual Wales.
Watergate Primary could be closed after consultation and the language unit relocated to a mainstream school site in north Liverpool.
This is why the board staff will be merged with the Welsh Language Unit staff in my Culture Department.
He said that if the Language Board were to go it should be absorbed into the Assembly's own language unit.
The Acen Language Unit, along with many more teaching establishments throughout the country, offers tailor-madeWelsh learning packages for companies and their employees.
Rei Ukegawa, who came to Bangor in 1999 and passed through the Foundation course in Elcos, the English Language Unit of the University, before starting her studies in linguistics, has just scored an A grade in the Certificate of Proficiency in English, which is the fifth and highest Cambridge examination for students whose native language is not English.
Uwic has created a Welsh Language Unit with a designated officer to manage and develop the scheme, which also includes a translation service available to all members of staff.
More than 40 proposed measures ranged from planning curbs on holiday homes in Welsh-speaking areas, to expanded ``immersion'' Welsh teaching for 3-5 year olds, and a new highlevel strategic language unit in the Assembly.
The document calls for the appointment of Community Animators (ysbrydolwyr); and for a language unit to be set up within the Assembly's nascent Community Investment Authority.
Only last month Denbighshire County Council opened a four-classroom Welsh language unit at Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen, after one of its feeder schools, Ysgol Bryn Collen opened one.
The vehicle was being used to operate a school transport contract for Gwynedd council at a language unit at Ysgol Eifionydd in Porthmadog on June 20 last year.
Until now, he has been educated out of catchment at a brilliant little primary school that has a specialist language unit attached to it.

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