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Definitions for linguistics
lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪkslin·guis·tics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linguisticsnoun

    the scientific study of language

  2. linguistics, philologynoun

    the humanistic study of language and literature

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  1. linguisticsnoun

    The scientific study of language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Linguisticsnoun

    the science of languages, or of the origin, signification, and application of words; glossology

    Etymology: [Cf. F. linguistique.]

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  1. Linguistics

    Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Linguistics can be broadly broken into three categories or subfields of study: language form, language meaning, and language in context. The earliest known activities in descriptive linguistics have been attributed to Pāṇini around 500 BCE, with his analysis of Sanskrit in Ashtadhyayi. One subfield of linguistics is the study of language structure, or grammar. This focuses on the system of rules followed by the users of a language. It includes the study of morphology, syntax, and phonology. Phonetics is a related branch of linguistics concerned with the actual properties of speech sounds and nonspeech sounds, and how they are produced and perceived. The study of language meaning is concerned with how languages employ logical structures and real-world references to convey, process, and assign meaning, as well as to manage and resolve ambiguity. This category includes the study of semantics and pragmatics.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Linguistics

    The science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

Editors Contribution

  1. linguistics

    The scientific study of language and the intuitive analysis, feeling, knowing and understanding of the context, creation, formation and meaning of language and how language contributes to our personal and collective manifestation.

    Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It involves analysing language form, language meaning, and language in context.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of linguistics in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of linguistics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. New Yorkers:

    Related : New language discovered in northern Australia The claim – which Frenkel later acknowledged was little more than a theory - was quickly attacked by other communication experts in Australia. University of Queensland linguistics expert Rob Pensalfini told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the theory was an example of cultural cringe and was absolute rubbish. They say New Yorkers have nasal voices because they have to cut through the noise of the traffic, New Yorkers told the ABC. The original one for Australia was we speak in a slurred and closed-lip way to keep the flies out of their mouths.

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