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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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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The Act gives expression to the Free State Provincial Government language policy adopted by the Executive Council; and empowers the MEC for the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (DSACR) to establish a provincial language unit to advise her on policy and strategy relating to the above mentioned objectives; and an interdepartmental language forum to promote coordination, cooperation, and consultation between provincial departments and public entities on the use of official languages for government purposes.
The Urdd Centre in Cardiff, The National Language Unit in Treforest and Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language Centre also benefited from his easy going but determined commitment to the teaching of Welsh.
The leaked document says HMRC will continue to have a Welsh language unit based in Cardiff and is "exploring ways in which (HMRC) can join up our language team with other government departments".
Secondly, for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (BA), enrolling in a language unit can count as their Broadening unit even though it is still within their own Faculty.
Standards have improved in the last three years and are broadly average, and Pupils in the speech |and language unit make outstanding progress.
Previously he was in a mainstream school with a language unit and he felt isolated.
She has been involved in translation operation management since 1995, being in charge of translation of the acquis communautaire into Estonian before her country's accession to the EU, managing the Estonian language unit in the Council of the EU from 2004 to 2008 and the Estonian language department of DG Translation from 2008 to 2011.
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