Linguistics‏‎

An open book with various symbols in it.Linguistics is the scientific and academic study of language. It tries to answer basic questions such as

  • What is language?
  • How is language represented in the mind?
  • How does language work?

The underlying goal of linguists is to discover the underlying rules of all languages; that is, the common elements which form a language.

Of course, the person who studies linguistics is known as a linguist.

Areas of Study

General Linguistics is the study of

Applied Linguistics is the study of the way in which language is used and looks at areas such as

In addition, there are specialist fields such as:

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