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Descriptor in English: Language
Descriptor in Spanish: Lenguaje
Descriptor in Portuguese: Idioma
Descriptor in French: Langage
Entry term(s): Dialect
Dialects
Languages
Tree number(s): F01.145.209.399
L01.559
SP3.001.005.030.050.010.010.030.010
SP3.001.005.070.010.010.010.010
Scope note: A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.
Annotation: what is spoken or written; do not confuse with LINGUISTICS (see note there) or SPEECH (language as it comes out of the mouth)
Allowable Qualifiers: HI history
See also the descriptors: Multilingualism MeSH
Sign Language MeSH
DeCS UI: 7980
Descriptor UI: D007802
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2019/02/26
Language - Preferred
Concept UI M0012201
Scope note A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.
Preferred term Language
Entry term(s) Languages
Dialect - Narrower
Concept UI M000646311
Scope note Language forms, particularly oddities of pronunciation and syntax, that are associated with a region or a group.
Preferred term Dialect
Entry term(s) Dialects



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