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The word speaker has a number of uses: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ...


As a person:

  • A speaker can be anyone who speaks, especially when giving a speech, or lecture, especially a skilled orator (see also public speaking).
  • Speaker (politics), in politics, the presiding officer in many legislative assemblies.
  • In linguistics, a speaker is who utters a message, and is typically the center of deixis in the message; (s)he refers to himself or herself with the first-person pronoun.
  • Also in linguistics, a speaker is a user of a spoken language, as opposed to a signer, a user of a sign language; or anyone who masters and uses a laanguage, while only a native speaker has it as his or her mother tongue.

As an object: Look up Speech in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A lecture on linear algebra at the Helsinki University of Technology A lecture is an oral presentation intended to teach people about a particular subject, for example by a university or college teacher. ... Orator is a Latin word for speaker (from the Latin verb oro, meaning I speak or I pray). In ancient Rome, the art of speaking in public (Ars Oratoria) was a professional competence especially cultivated by politicians and lawyers. ... Public speaking is speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. ... It has been suggested that Speakers of the House be merged into this article or section. ... Linguistics is the scientific study of language. ... In pragmatics and linguistics, deixis (Greek: δειξις display, demonstration, or reference, the meaning point of reference in contemporary linguistics having been taken over from Chrysippus, Stoica 2,65) is a process whereby words or expressions rely absolutely on context. ... Spoken language is a language that people utter words of the language. ... A sign language (also signed language) is a language which uses manual communication instead of sound to convey meaning - simultaneously combining handshapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body, and facial expressions to express fluidly a speakers thoughts. ... First language (native language, mother tongue) is the language a person learns first. ...

  • Computer speaker, a computer peripheral that reproduces speech and/or music.
  • Loudspeaker, an electronic device used to transform varying electric current into audible sound.

In pop culture: The Speaker Icon Computer speakers, or multimedia speakers, are external speakers and are usually equipped with a male-end stereo jack plug (usually color-coded green) for computer sound cards; however, there are some that have female RCA connector, and some people link computer sound cards to nearby stereo systems. ... Closeup of a loudspeaker driver Wall-mounted loudspeaker. ...

  • "Speaker" is the name of a Scandinavian music group
  • 'Speaker' or 'The Speaker' is a common internet alias.

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Speaker (politics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (480 words)
In most cases the speaker is elected from among the members of the assembly by the members, and whips are not allowed to be among the selection.
Often the speaker performs his duties in a non-partisan manner, but in the United States, the Speaker is the most powerful position in the United States House of Representatives and participates in legislating.
Speaker of the Riksdag (Speaker of the Swedish parliament)
Speaker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (231 words)
A speaker can be anyone who speaks, especially when giving a speech, or lecture, especially a skilled orator (see also public speaking).
In linguistics, a speaker is who utters a message, and is typically the center of deixis in the message; (s)he refers to himself or herself with the first-person pronoun.
Also in linguistics, a speaker is a user of a spoken language, as opposed to a signer, a user of a sign language; or anyone who masters and uses a language, while only a native speaker has it as his or her mother tongue.
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