AskDefine | Define lingua

Dictionary Definition

lingua n : a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity [syn: tongue, glossa, clapper] [also: linguae (pl)]

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Interlingua

Noun

  1. A tongue.
  2. A language.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • [ˈlinɡwa]

Etymology

From lingua.

Noun

  1. A tongue.
  2. A language.

Latin

Noun

  1. A tongue.
  2. A language.

Noun

Inflection

Descendants

Sicilian

Etymology

From lingua.

Noun

  1. A tongue.
  2. A language.

Extensive Definition

Lingua: An International Review of General Linguistics is a leading international peer-reviewed monthly journal in general linguistics, founded in 1949 and published by Elsevier. It is devoted to work in theoretical linguistics of any scientific trend. Its current executive editor is Prof. Johan Rooryck (Leiden University). All issues of the journal and forthcoming articles can be accessed online via ScienceDirect with subscription.

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