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  Linguistics in SIL
Linguistics in SIL focuses on researching undocumented minority languages, training field linguists, and providing resources to assist in linguistic data collection and analysis.
The linguistics courses offered are both theoretical and applied, but with a focus on applied.
SIL produces resources to help fieldworkers and researchers carry out their linguistic analyses; these include textbooks, reference material, software and fonts.
www.sil.org /linguistics   (102 words)

  
  Swarthmore College :: Linguistics
Linguistics is the scientific study of language—we develop techniques to explore patterns that all human languages have in common and investigate the ways in which each is unique.
Swarthmore Linguistics professors teach courses on all three campuses (though the vast majority are at Swarthmore), and linguistics courses regularly include students from all three schools.
Because the very nature of modern linguistic inquiry is to build arguments for particular analyses, the study of linguistics gives the student finely honed argumentation skills, which stand in good stead in careers in law, business, and any other profession where such skills are crucial.
www.swarthmore.edu /SocSci/Linguistics/home.html   (415 words)

  
  About - Linguistics -School of Classics and Linguistics - University of Canterbury
Linguistics is an exciting field, not only because of its own achievements, but also because of its contributions to other fields.
For example, linguistic anthropology is one of the four subdisciplines of anthropology, and it has provided models of rigour in cultural anthropology.
Linguistics also plays a key role in cognitive science, which involves collaboration among computer science, neurology, philosophy, and psychology, working together for greater understanding of human cognition (learning, memory, information storage and retrieval in the brain, and human thinking and mental activity in general).
www.ling.canterbury.ac.nz /about.shtml   (669 words)

  
  Linguistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Synchronic vs Diachronic: Synchronic (descriptive) linguistics is concerned with the form of a language at a given moment; diachronic (historical) linguistics studies the changes that occurred in a language or family of languages over time.
Applications of computational linguistics in machine translation, computer-assisted translation, and natural language processing are extremely fruitful areas of applied linguistics which have come to the forefront in recent years with increasing computing power.
Sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, and linguistic anthropology are social sciences that consider the interactions between linguistics and society as a whole.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linguistics   (2161 words)

  
 Saussure's Lectures on General Linguistics
Linguistics will have to recognise laws operating universally in language, and in a strictly rational manner, separating general phenomena from those restricted to one branch of languages or another.
As long as the activity of linguists was limited to comparing one language with another, this general utility cannot have been apparent to most of the general public, and indeed the study was so specialised that there was no real reason to suppose it of possible interest to a wider audience.
Languages constitute the concrete object that the linguist encounters on the earth's surface; 'the language' is the heading one can provide for whatever generalisations the linguist may be able to extract from all his observations across time and space.
www.marxists.org /reference/subject/philosophy/works/fr/saussure.htm   (6671 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With an area of study as large and complex as linguistics, it is essential that information be made comprehensible to laypersons, undergraduates, non-specialists, and students in related fields.
The Encyclopedia of Linguistics accomplishes this by providing an accessible overview of and introduction to the multiple facets of the study of language from ancient times to the twenty-first century.
Linguistic topic essays are general introductions to the major fields of inquiry as well as issues within those fields.
www.routledge-ny.com /ref/linguistics   (369 words)

  
 UCSB Linguistics
The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara stands at the forefront of several converging trends in the field of linguistics, thanks to a series of key decisions made when the department was founded just two decades ago.
UCSB Linguistics was created to realize a vision of linguistics as a field that would seek explanations for language through an understanding of how it is used by speakers as a fundamental human activity.
With its focus on analyzing patterns of linguistic structure, identifying patterns of language use, and theorizing the connections between them, over the last two decades UCSB has developed ideas and methods that are critical for moving the field of linguistics into a new era.
www.linguistics.ucsb.edu   (230 words)

  
 linguistics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Phonetics, the study of the sounds of speech, is generally considered a separate (but closely related to) field from linguistics.
Through the comparison of language structures, such 19th-century European linguists as Jakob Grimm, Rasmus Rask, Karl Brugmann, and Antoine Meillet, as well as the American William Dwight Whitney, did much to establish the existence of the Indo-European family of languages.
In contrast to theoretical schools of linguistics, workers in applied linguistics in the latter part of the 20th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/li/linguist.html   (621 words)

  
 Linguistics FAQ
Linguistics is also very new because Western science didn't put all this together into a useful discipline until about 200 years ago, and didn't invent many other useful ways to study other aspects of human language until the present century.
Linguistics is a bit unusual as a discipline because human language is so ubiquitous that it permeates everything in our experience.
In the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts of the University of Michigan, the Linguistics Department is housed administratively in the Division of Humanities, though its studies range far beyond that.
www-personal.umich.edu /~jlawler/lingfaq.html   (941 words)

  
 SDSU Linguistics Program
Linguistics looks at the structure of a wide variety of languages, not to learn these languages, but to learn about them in order to understand the universal properties of human language.
Another specialty is applied linguistics, the application of linguistic theory to areas such as teaching English as a second language, foreign language teaching, and bilingual education.
Linguistics majors are required to complete a minor in another field approved by the advisor in linguistics.
arweb.sdsu.edu /es/admissions/ab/linguistics.htm   (1153 words)

  
 Linguistics: An Introduction to Linguistics
Linguists focus on describing and explaining language and are not concerned with the prescriptive rules of the language (ie., do not split infinitives).
Linguists are not required to know many languages and linguists are not interpreters.
Linguistics is a social science that shares common ground with other social sciences such as psychology, anthropology, sociology and archaeology.
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 Linguistics at Bucknell University
Linguistics is the scientific study of language, its general structure and universal principles, of how language changes over time, how it is acquired and is processed during speech.
It is also strengthens study in anthropology (sociolinguistics), biology (neurolinguistics), cognitive psychology (psycholinguistics), classics (historical linguistics), philosophy (semantics), and early childhood development (language acquisition).
The study of language in the Linguistics Program addresses a broad range of fundamental issues pertaining to what it is to be human while providing a foundation for understanding English and learning other languages.
www.bucknell.edu /Linguistics   (240 words)

  
 Linguistics Program | LINGUISTICS
Linguistics is the study of language both as a faculty of mind and as a social institution.
Linguistics at William and Mary is administered through the Roy R. Charles Center as an interdisciplinary program.
Two linguists at William and Mary, Jack Martin and Ann Reed, both of whom are associate professors of English, are picking up the trail of a language that has not been spoken for centuries.
www.wm.edu /linguistics   (204 words)

  
 Stanford Linguistics | Main | What is Linguistics?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Linguistics concerns itself with the fundamental questions of what language is and how it is related to the other human faculties.
In answering these questions, linguists consider language as a cultural, social, and psychological phenomenon and seek to determine what is unique in languages, what is universal, how language is acquired, and how it changes.
Linguistics is, therefore, one of the cognitive sciences; it provides a link between the humanities and the social sciences, as well as education and hearing and speech sciences.
www-linguistics.stanford.edu /main/about.shtml   (107 words)

  
 FIU Linguistics Program   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Linguistics at Florida International University offers a master's and a certificate program with courses taught through the departments of English and Modern Languages.
Miami's unique linguistic situation contributes to an academic environment in which the study of the nature of language becomes relevant on a daily basis.
The M.A. in Linguistics is based on a strong core of courses in the traditional areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and historical) with an additional emphasis on creole studies, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, English linguistics, and Romance linguistics.
www.fiu.edu /~linguist   (1246 words)

  
 College Majors and Careers - Linguistics
Linguistics is the study of the structure of human language.
Modern work in linguistics has had a profound impact on many fields where language is central: psychology, cognitive science, computer science, philosophy, the study of individual languages, literary theory, and anthropology.
Graduates may go on to study linguistics in graduate school, or, because of their training in research, critical thinking, and writing, are also prepared for law school and other professional schools.
careerservices.rutgers.edu /linguistics.html   (292 words)

  
 Welcome to the LINGUIST List
The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world.
LINGUIST also hosts searchable archives of over 100 other linguistic mailing lists and runs research projects which develop tools for the field, e.g., a peer-reviewed database of language and language-family information, and recommendations of best practice for digitizing endangered languages data.
LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics professors and graduate students, and supported entirely by your donations.
www.linguistlist.org   (389 words)

  
 Connecticut College - Why Study Linguistics?
Linguistics is a science at the crossroads of humanities, social and natural sciences.
At the same time, linguists readily admit that LANGUAGE is an unknown phenomenon, always in a state of flux, renewing itself from within as well as the outside.
Linguists are interested in the slang of high school students as well as in reconstructing the language of the Indo-European homeland, in literary standards as well as everyday vernaculars.
camel2.conncoll.edu /academics/departments/linguistics/index.html   (256 words)

  
 Linguistics
Linguistics (the scientific study of human language) is about what language is and how it works, and it’s present everywhere you turn--or at least every time you open your mouth to speak.
Theoretical linguistics focuses on language structure in sound patterns, word and sentence structure, and interpretation.
Descriptive linguistics examines languages in context, considering socioeconomic factors and how languages change over time as well as the diversity and death of many lesser-documented languages.
www.princetonreview.com /grad/research/programProfiles/basicinfo.asp?programID=99   (321 words)

  
 Linguistics Department
As one of the humanities, linguistics is concerned with the historical development of a particular language or language family.
As a social science, linguistics may be related to anthropology in describing language as part of culture; or it may be related to physics in describing phonetics; it may even be considered a natural science, related to the physical science of acoustics and the biological sciences of anatomy and physiology.
The interdisciplinary aspects of linguistic study are reflected in the organization of the program which offers a core of general linguistics courses and draws upon linguistically related courses in other departments.
www.fullerton.edu /catalog/academic_departments/ling.asp   (1990 words)

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