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linguistics Syllabification: lin·guis·tics
Pronunciation: /liNGˈɡwistiks/

Definition of linguistics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The scientific study of language and its structure, including the study of morphology, syntax, phonetics, and semantics. Specific branches of linguistics include sociolinguistics, dialectology, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, historical-comparative linguistics, and applied linguistics.
Example sentences
  • It is concerned with the applications of linguistics and psycholinguistics in first-language education.
  • Not all scholars are agreed on the boundaries and relationship between linguistics and sociolinguistics.
  • Comparisons between linguistics and fields like history or chemistry give similar results.


Pronunciation: /ˌliNGɡwəˈstiSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • The well known linguistician has described one aspect of what I am talking about as Linguistic Imperialism.
  • New technology is allowing linguisticians to analyse language as never before.
  • If objects of higher orders are admitted, the need for metamathematics disappears and the mathematician need no longer be portrayed as a part-time linguistician.
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