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From now on I will consider a language to be a set (finite or infinite) of sentences, each finite in length and constructed out of a finite set of elements. All natural languages in their spoken or written form are languages in this sense.
Noam Chomsky (b. 1928), U.S. linguist, philosopher. Syntactic Structures, p. 13, Mouton (1971).
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