Linguistics (definition)

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Linguistics is the scientific study of language. The field of linguistics is divided into 5 "core" fields: syntax, semantics, morphology, and phonology and phonetics and several "interface" fields such as sociolinguistics, pragmatics. psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, language acquisition, graphemics and others.

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  • Crystal, D. (2008) Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.