- the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics.
Origin of linguistics
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Examples from the Web for linguistics
The fate of linguistics, therefore, turned on a simple twist of chance.
I realized that this guy, who is on the left edge of politics, has this career in linguistics.
In linguistics, scholars discuss written- versus spoken-language paradigms.Ben Yagoda: How I Not Write Bad
February 13, 2013
But the ambition announced in these pages is not limited to questions of linguistics or anthropology.Derrida’s ‘Of Grammatology’ and the Birth of Deconstruction
December 21, 2012
The court held—I think quite sensibly—that the issue turned on substance rather than linguistics.The Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare: 16 Experts Weigh in
June 28, 2012
All such efforts are inconsistent with correct methods in linguistics.The Maya Chronicles
Had not a "universal religion" better let linguistics alone?Bahaism and Its Claims
Samuel Graham Wilson
A further proof of the antiquity of the migrations is afforded by linguistics.Man, Past and Present
Agustus Henry Keane
Its scope was not restricted to the study of meteors, for it accepted papers on ethnology, linguistics, etc.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
The labors of the two brothers, too numerous to cite here, concerned also ethnography and linguistics.
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Word Origin and History for linguistics
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