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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That's why our decision in the Budget to allocate funding to establish a dedicated Pacific Language Unit within the Ministry for Pacific Peoples is so important," says Aupito William Sio.
I have constantly praised the authority for its investment in an excellent language unit to introduce the Welsh Language to non-Welsh speaking families, prior to them commencing their education through the medium of Welsh in local schools.
Wishaw'sWednesday Girls, with the help of singing tutor NikkiThomson, entertained the community with their 70's inspired show and raised PS400 for Orchard Primary School's Speech and Language Unit.
Second, we have the Welsh Language Unit within the Welsh Government's civil service, responsible for the general strategy.
The new school will have a capacity of 484 pupils and includes a nursery class and language unit.
Manama, May 7 (BNA): The English Language Unit at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) organised the 18th Annual Speaking Contest under the patronage of the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr.
It says the Welsh Language Unit of HM Courts & Tribunals Service provides translation facilities.
West Primary School, which has 500 pupils, was originally built in 1938 as a high school but is now a primary school with a nursery, language unit, youth and sports services department and a community dance group.
Until now, he has been educated out of catchment at a brilliant little primary school that has a specialist language unit attached to it.
Magnolia House, a former day centre and college language unit in Highgate, will also be converted into 55 homes.
Standards have improved in the last three years and are broadly average, and Pupils in the speech |and language unit make outstanding progress.

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