Lüneburg, Germany

Language and Literary Studies

Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften

Language: German Studies in German
University website: www.leuphana.de
degree: Dr. phil.
Language is a system that consists of the development, acquisition, maintenance and use of complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so; and a language is any specific example of such a system.
Oft on the dappled turf at ease
I sit, and play with similes,
Loose type of things through all degrees.
William Wordsworth, To the Daisy.
Language is the only instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
Samuel Johnson, Preface to his English Dictionary.
There was speech in their dumbness, language in their very gesture.
William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale (c. 1610-11), Act V, scene 2, line 12.
Researchers are using low-value plant raw materials to produce bio-based synthetic fibres for the textile industry in a cost-competitive, energy-saving, and environmentally sustainable process.
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