English language

Definitions

  • Overboard, One Yell in the English Language, One In Eye-talian 193
    Overboard, One Yell in the English Language, One In Eye-talian 193
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n English language an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
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Quotations

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    “American is a very difficult language mixed with English.”
  • Robert Burchfield
    Robert Burchfield
    “The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.”
  • Derek Walcott
    Derek Walcott
    “The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.”
  • Booker T. Washington
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    “We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”
  • Edward Gibbon
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    “My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.”

Usage

In literature:

Thus by 1550, the form of English spoken in Scotland was in a fair way to become an independent language.
"Robert Burns" by William Allan Neilson
The English language never changed so much after the time of Chaucer and Wyclif as it had done before.
"Stories That Words Tell Us" by Elizabeth O'Neill
In other respects it is unqualifiedly the best theatre in which the English language is spoken.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The English language and literature would seem to have been his favourite topic.
"George Borrow and His Circle" by Clement King Shorter
It will teach you how to read and write the English language correctly.
"The Bobbin Boy" by William M. Thayer
Presently, in the natural progress of language, the English work outgrew the German.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
Ten years later, in 1785, there were seven published in the English language in Philadelphia alone, of which one was a daily.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Even here he was hindered by a natural inability to acquire the English language.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
Exactly so has it been with the English language.
"English Past and Present" by Richard Chevenix Trench
It is said that there are but two African words that have been retained in the English language.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919" by Various
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In poetry:

Upon its page was written
No English, French, nor Greek;
But a universal language
That only flowers can speak.
"The Unwritten Letter" by Jared Barhite
THE Tagalog language's akin to Latin,
To English, Spanish, angelical tongue;
For God who knows how to look after us
This language He bestowed us upon.
"Our Mother Tongue" by Jose Rizal
He yelled at me in Greek,
my God!—It's not his language
and I'm no good at—his Aramaic,
was—I am a monoglot of English
(American version) and, say pieces from
a baker's dozen others: where's the bread?
"Dream Song 48: He yelled at me in Greek" by John Berryman

In news:

As the AFT continues to shape and help teachers implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) of teaching, we are keeping in mind that all students need to succeed in school—including English language learners (ELLs).
In a move to make its English language titles available around the globe, HarperCollins has launched a program called HarperCollins 360.
OC Elementary English Language Learners Learn About Signs Of Spring.
Alicia Wallace's first grade English Language Learners at Ocean City Elementary took learning outside the classroom to identify signs of the spring season.
The first word – ever – in the English language .
NEW YORK – Walt Disney Co.'s ABC News and Univision have partnered up to launch an English-language cable television channel for Hispanics, according to multiple media reports and statements from the companies.
1 entry tagged ' English-language content'.
English-language content directed at Latinos is on the rise, especially as media companies go digital.
Columbia Public Schools' English Language Learners program continues to grow.
Inspire, al-Qaeda's English-language magazine, returns without editor Awlaki.
Santorum's Gaffe May Cost Him in Puerto Rico: But the hardline English-language position may help in future contests.
These words should be banned from the English language .
MSU study finds English language test is negatively affecting some Michigan school children.
Associated Press Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks with English-language television channel Russia Today recorded at an unknown date in Damascus, Syria.
Every year since 1988, the Quebec Writers' Federation (QWF) has celebrated the best in Quebec English-language literature, and this year was no exception at its November 20 event.
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In science:

Medline and we use WoS. 8.2% of the duplicates are in a language other than English, 8.1% are duplicated in English and another language—likely translations from another language to English or vice-versa—and the remaining duplicates (86.7%) are both in English.
On the prevalence and scientific impact of duplicate publications in different scientific fields (1980-2007)
By noise, we refer either to misannotations, or to “strange” languages like English.) To account for this, we introduce a simple noise model.
A Bayesian Model for Discovering Typological Implications
Current research works are predominantly focused on the English language.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
This translation (or any other translation) may not be reproduced in print, except with the permission of the Estate of Albert Einstein at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and of Princeton University Press (for English-language rights).
Elementary Considerations on the Interpretation of the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
The English Wikipedia is far and away the largest one, but most salient articles will appear in many of the world’s commonly spoken languages.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
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