American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of the nature, structure, and variation of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of languages, or of the origin and history of words; the general and comparative study of human languages and of their elements. Also called comparative philology.
- n. The scientific study of language.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The science of languages, or of the origin, signification, and application of words; glossology.
- n. the humanistic study of language and literature
- n. the scientific study of language
- linguist + -ics (Wiktionary)
“Hell, you probably think Chomsky's work in linguistics is rubbish just because he's a frothing loon on any other subject.”
“As a monolingual American, any chance to strengthen my linguistics is a plus.”
“‘I’ and ‘we’ are apparently one of the oldest words found in linguistics, so changing these is a hard thing to do.”
“I understand this view to be more or less orthodox in linguistics these days.”
“Because linguistics is only indirectly applicable to language teaching, changes in linguistic theory or arguments amongst linguists should not disturb language teachers.”
“Sorry about another personal example, but sometimes purely intellectual discourse becomes merely an exercise in linguistics and thereby, a souless detachment from reality.”
“As a journalist with two degrees in linguistics, I enjoy combining my two fields whenever possible and writing about language for the general reader.”
“Henninger: I think you'd need a Ph.D. in linguistics to figure out what exactly he's saying there.”
“But again, historical linguistics is not an area of any expertise for me, so maybe the opposing argument is as flimsy as he portrays it.”
“Additionally, as Gabe discussed recently, these shibboleths distract from the true pleasure of studying language, which is an amazingly rich and fascinatingly complicated system — but instead of being exposed to the excitement of unsolved questions in linguistics, people are instead being drilled on arbitrary and unnecessary rules.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘linguistics’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Terms from the fields of terminology, lexicography, lexicology and corpus linguistics
Word or letter combinations clicking on which you get interesting lists of words under "tagging" as a result.
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Words taught in an undergraduate linguistics class
art; science; activities
This is a mix of new words I've read studying for the GRE verbal and words I use normally. I also check back on these words if I don't use them often enough.
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