Topic: Linguistics

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlinguisticslin‧guis‧tics /lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]    SLthe study of language in general and of particular languages, their structure, grammar, and history philologyGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?Linguistics is followed by a singular verb: Linguistics is the scientific study of language.Examples from the CorpuslinguisticsIf applied linguistics is left exclusively to an elite band of researchers, then the whole object of the exercise disappears.The use of statistical techniques is not new to computational linguistics.In all of these areas, there are concepts and insights from linguistics which can contribute to pedagogical understanding.This type of analysis is used in linguistics, to describe the grammar of sentences.Syntax has been one of the most widely investigated areas of linguistics and human processing of language has been intensively studied.Jakobson's essay thus constitutes as strong a claim as can possibly be made for the relevance of linguistics to literary study.This is written for students of linguistics but also offers a good introduction for the general reader.