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IAYL witch stands for International Association of Young Linguists is an ideal center for all kinds of linguistic activities, . Enthusiastically encourages those eager young minds both in age and in thinking. This Association is established to help linguists and linguistic life far from political boundary, cultural boundary, ethnical boundary and religious boundary. What is important is how we continue our interests, how our interests approach us together and how we can live in large linguistic family with love affection and creativity…..
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Scientific Board - General Linguistics
Contributed by Mohammad Shadmani   
Monday, 23 July 2007
Alphabet, set of letters or other symbols, each representing a distinctive sound of a language. These letters can be combined to write all the words of a language. The letters of an alphabet typically have names and a fixed order. Alphabets are the most common type of writing in the world today. Only a few languages, such as Chinese and Japanese, do not use an alphabet.
The first alphabet was probably developed at least 3,500 years ago by people who lived on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and spoke a Semitic language. The earliest surviving alphabet is that of the Phoenicians (see Phoenicia). Around 3,000 years ago the Phoenician alphabet spread east to other Semitic peoples and west to the Greeks. The word alphabet comes from alpha and beta, the first two letters of the Greek alphabet. The Greeks helped spread alphabetic writing to the Etruscans and the Romans and through much of the rest of the ancient world.
Linguistic Relativity
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Scientific Board - General Linguistics
Contributed by Mohammad Shadmani   
Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897-1941), American anthropological linguist, known for his theory of linguistic relativity, which asserts that a person's view of reality is shaped to a large extent by the linguistic system of the language used.
Born at Winthrop, Massachusetts, Whorf attended public schools there and majored in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1919 he began a long career at the Hartford Fire Insurance Company and eventually became its assistant secretary. He remained with the company until his death, pursuing his scholarly interests in his spare time.

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Scientific Board - Semantics
Contributed by Mohammad Shadmani   
Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Semantics (Greek semantikos, “significant”), the study of the meaning of linguistic signs— that is, words, expressions, and sentences. Scholars of semantics try to answer such questions as “What is the meaning of (the word) X?” They do this by studying what signs are, as well as how signs possess significance—that is, how they are intended by speakers, how they designate (make reference to things and ideas), and how they are interpreted by hearers. The goal of semantics is to match the meanings of signs—what they stand for—with the process of assigning those meanings.

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