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What is the purpose of language?

Answer the question above and include the following:
1. Definition of language from the dictionary in MLA format.
2. One quote from each story in MLA format. (Stories are How to tame wild tongue and Me talk pretty one day by Sedaris)
3. Clear thesis statement.

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A discussion of the purpose of language cannot be complete without first reviewing what Merriam Webster defines as language: “the words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them used and understood by a community.” Webster obviously goes beyond this brief statement to identify the multitude of methods used to convey a language; verbal, non-verbal, machine etc. However, the gist of it is that language is what ties a community together. Without a common language how do we communicate, as people, as animals, as inanimate objects? Language allows us to share our feelings, thoughts, dreams, and desires with others who share that language. Without language as a common denominator, much gets lost in the translation and we become cohabitants unable to truly express much of what we need....

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