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private language

n
(Philosophy) philosophy a language that is not merely secret or accidentally limited to one user, but that cannot in principle be communicated to another
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Strawson 1971: 28) The proof of the pudding is neatly provided in Bill Bryson's account of "Boontling, or harpin' boont," which started as an attempt at creating a private language, but got out of hand and for forty years survived as a local dialect in Boonville, north of San Francisco.
As a private academic person, he was registered in Marquis Who's Who for the second time after the late Lee Ik-Hoon (Lee Ik-Hoon Private Language School).
Grace Durighello, director of studies at Cardiff's longest-standing private language school, accused Mr Green of confusing an education success story with problem immigration.
The Daily Express quoted Mohammed Aslam Farook, from Bangladesh, as saying he saw at first-hand how a private language college was A[degrees]little more than a fast-track route for immigrants wanting to get to Britain.
Following a 20-minute phone interview with one employer, I was offered a six-month paid teaching placement at a private language school in Bangkok.
Everyone is a foreigner--an internationalist traveling--because everyone has a private language no one else can know.
A Christmas card competition is held every year by Bonjour/Buenos Dias - a private language school that teaches pupils aged from three up to adulthood.
The chapter's title, 'Sylvette and Sacha', underlines the infantilism, even erotic infantilism, of their private language, as noted in the content and drawings of Pizarnik's letters to Ocampo.
This seemed to propel Meese into moments when he was "incandescently amok," in Jack Smith's words (another artist not afraid to live within a private language of dress up and abundance).
However, as Wittgenstein remarks, commenting on the inability of a private language, "a word stands in need of a justification which everybody understands" (Investigations 1.
An expression that definitely seemed to be part of a devoted couple's private language, heard for the last trine during one of my parents' playful bickerings over small sums of money only a few days before my father's death, was "You've swicked me
The language school, in Feodosiya, on the Black Sea coast in the Eastern Crimea, is the only private language school in the area.