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linguistics British & World English

The scientific study of language and its structure, including the study of grammar, syntax, and phonetics. Specific branches of linguistics include sociolinguistics, dialectology, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, comparative linguistics, and structural linguistics

applied linguistics British & World English

The branch of linguistics concerned with practical applications of language studies, for example language teaching, translation, and speech therapy

structural linguistics British & World English

The branch of linguistics that deals with language as a system of interrelated structures, in particular the theories and methods of Leonard Bloomfield, emphasizing the accurate identification of syntactic and lexical form as opposed to meaning and historical development

historical linguistics British & World English

The study of the history and development of languages

comparative linguistics British & World English

The study of similarities and differences between languages, in particular the comparison of related languages with a view to reconstructing forms in their lost parent languages

computational linguistics British & World English

The branch of linguistics in which the techniques of computer science are applied to the analysis and synthesis of language and speech

quantitative linguistics British & World English

The comparative study of the frequency and distribution of words and syntactic structures in different texts

statistical linguistics British & World English

The application of statistical techniques to language analysis, typically using a large machine-readable corpus, in order to discover general principles of linguistic behaviour, genre difference, etc.

neurolinguistics British & World English

The branch of linguistics dealing with the relationship between language and the structure and functioning of the brain

sociolinguistics British & World English

The study of language in relation to social factors, including differences of regional, class, and occupational dialect, gender differences, and bilingualism

systemic grammar British & World English

A method of analysis based on the conception of language as a network of systems determining the options from which speakers choose in accordance with their communicative goals

systemic linguistics in systemic grammar British & World English

A method of analysis based on the conception of language as a network of systems determining the options from which speakers choose in accordance with their communicative goals

linguistics English-Spanish

lingüística f

computational linguistics English-Spanish

lingüística f computacional


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