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 Linguistics - Uncyclopedia
Theoretical: Theoretical linguistics is concerned with frameworks for effective language and conspiracy theories about universal aspects of language; often these theories are applied to other fields.
Whereas the core of theoretical linguistics is concerned with studying (and possibly exacerbating) language at a particular point in time (usually the present), diachronic linguistics examines how language changes through time, sometimes over centuries.
Historical linguistics enjoys both a rich, miserable history (the study of linguistics grew out of historical linguistics) and a strong theoretical foundation for the study of language change.
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 More on Linguistics
Given these dichotomies, scholars who call themselves simply linguists or theoretical linguists, with no further qualification, tend to be concerned with independent, theoretical synchronic linguistics, which is acknowledged as the core of the discipline.
Whereas theoretical linguistics is concerned with finding and describing generalities both within particular languages and among all languages, applied linguistics takes the results of those findings and applies them to other areas.
Sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, and linguistic anthropology are where the social sciences that consider societies as whole and linguistics interact.
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Theoretical and applied - Theoretical (or general) linguistics is concerned with frameworks for describing individual languages and theories about universal aspects of language; applied linguistics applies these theories to other fields.
Whereas theoretical linguistics is concerned with finding and describing generalities both within languages and among all languages, as a group, applied linguistics takes the results of those findings and applies them to other areas.
Whereas core theoretical linguistics studies languages for their own sake, the interdisciplinary areas of linguistic consider how language interacts with the rest of the world.
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 Linguistics Undergrad Program at Duke University Page
Linguists work at the intersection of these issues and define linguistics as the science of language and languages.
They are devised to provide depth and breadth in linguistic theory, the different schools of linguistics, the history and development of linguistic thought, and the interdisciplinary aspects of linguistics in the context of languages and cultures.
LINGUIST 190 taken in the fall of the senior year, is devoted to development of the honors thesis and includes close supervision of the writing stage of the project by a faculty member selected by the student.
www.duke.edu /web/linguistics/undergrad.htm   (841 words)

 Theoretical Linguistics
A bibliography of linguistics of the Galecia region and dialect of Spain.
The first section is a general presentation of the nature of the languages, and the second consists of a catalog of the languages (arranged by language families).
An alphabetically arranged bio-bibliographical dictionary of linguist and philologists in the field of German linguistics.
www.library.uiuc.edu /mdx/bibliogs/linguistics/ling.htm   (5537 words)

 Linguistics Department Long-Range Plan
Linguistics at UCSC is a relatively small department with a focus in theoretical linguistics.
Linguistics currently has 25 graduate students, and our goal is to increase this number by 50% by the end of the decade to a total of approximately 37 students, as shown in the planning chart.
Linguistics majors satisfy the requirement by achieving a level of language competence equivalent to six quarters of language study at UCSC (three quarters for Latin or Greek) or by demonstrating an equivalent level of competency through a recognized language test or evidence of credit from another institution.
humwww.ucsc.edu /deansoffice/ten_year_plans/dep-files/Ling-10year.html   (3992 words)

 Linguistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Linguistics is the scientific study of human language.
Contextual linguistics is concerned with what Saussure called parole or what Chomsky calls E[xternal]-language, namely how language fits into the world: its social function, or its use in the broader context of human behavior.
Linguistics is arguably the most hotly contested property in the academic realm.
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 Theoretical Linguistics Department
The Theoretical Linguistics Programme – after a 3-year-long preliminary experimental phase--was founded in 1993 according to the orders of the ELTE FA Faculty Council and the ELTE University Council, in accordance with the decision of the Ministry of Education.
The Theoretical Linguistics PhD Programme, which was launched in 1996, is currently part of the ELTE Faculty of Arts Linguistics PhD Programme.
The aim of the department is to train professionals who are conversant with the field of theoretical linguistics, have a good command of the basics and methodological issues of all subfields of linguistic research, and have a thorough knowledge of one particlar subfield, which makes them capable of setting about independent research.
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 Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics is the study of language in all its aspects.
Drawing on general linguistics as well as areas such as anthropology, sociology and psychology, applied linguistics examines issues such as second language acquisition, language curriculum design and methodology, language testing and assessment, speech pathology and language use in the community.
The prerequisite for certain second/third-year subjects in linguistics and applied linguistics is the completion of a specified first-year subject in linguistics and applied linguistics, normally 175-105 Introduction to Language.
www.unimelb.edu.au /HB/areas/ALING.html   (1182 words)

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The aim of theoretical linguistics is to characterize the nature of human linguistic knowledge, or competence.
Theoretical linguists want to explain what it is that human beings know when they know a language.
The foundations of theoretical linguistics were laid out in the pioneering work of Noam Chomsky in the 1950s and 1960s.
www.hum.uit.no /a/marti/handout1.html   (475 words)

 linguistics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
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.
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 Theoretical linguistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theoretical linguistics is that branch of linguistics that is most concerned with developing models of linguistic knowledge.
The fields that are generally considered the core of theoretical linguistics are syntax, phonology, morphology, and semantics.
Phonology is often informed by phonetics, which like psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics is often excluded from the purview of theoretical linguistics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theoretical_linguistics   (453 words)

 EO'R: Journals in Linguistics
Linguistics: "LINGUISTICS publishes articles and book reviews in the traditional disciplines of linguistics as well as in neighboring disciplines insofar as these are deemed to be of interest to linguists and other students of natural language." Accessed: 05 Feb 2006
Linguistic Inquiry: "Linguistic Inquiry leads the field in research on current topics in linguistics.
Southwest Journal of Linguistics: "Each 250-page volume of the Southwest Journal of Linguistics is published in two numbers, one in June and one in December.
www.pitt.edu /~eorourke/journals.html   (694 words)

The absence of linguistically neutral meanings is a prerequiste for the indeterminacy of translation.
Thus if we can show that individuals interacting through linguistic signs are effective in cooperating with others in the conduct of their affairs, we have prima facie evidence for the existince of shared grammatical structure.
In Harris and Taylor's chapter on Plato's "Cratylus" in Landmarks in Linguistic Thought, Cratylus takes the position that the form and meaning of a word are inextricably related.
www.criticism.com /linguistics   (565 words)

 MrSci.com: All Science, All the Time
Theoretical vs applied: Theoretical (or general) linguistics is concerned with frameworks for describing individual languages and theories about universal aspects of language; applied linguistics applies these theories to other fields.
Early scholars of linguistics include Jakob Grimm, who devised the principle of consonantal shifts in pronunciation known as Grimm's Law in 1822, Karl Verner, who discovered Verner's Law, August Schleicher who created the "Stammbaumtheorie" and Johannes Schmidt who developed the "Wellentheorie" ("wave model") in 1872.
Linguistics is the scientific study of human language, and someone who engages in this study is called a linguist...
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 Research in Theoretical Linguistics
Time, space, change, and causation are things that we expect to encounter in the study of the physical world, but the work of theoretical linguists over the last two decades has shown that these concepts also figure in the grammar of human language.
These all involve elements of linguistic meaning which must be evaluated relative to some sentient being.
This was one of the featured courses at the Linguistic Society of America's 2004 poster session on teaching undergraduate linguistics.
www.linguist.org   (568 words)

 LINGUIST List 12.1491: Theoretical/Applied Linguistics
Thus, it is no surprise that even apart from purely cultural elements, there are distinctive characteristics of the two languages that pose particular problems to native speakers one of one language attempting to learn the other.
Written by an international panel of linguists and writers, the contributors to Diversity in Language were participants in the First International Conference on Contrastive Rhetoric, held at the American University in Cairo in 1999.
Diversity in Language is a welcome addition to the bookshelves of scholars and students of Arabic, contrastive rhetoric, and linguistics.
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 Linguistics theoretical   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Watch this space linguistics theoretical for news on JTCC.This is what sets the theoretical biologist apart from other linguistics theoretical biologists.The first few floors of our skyscraper consist of advanced mathematical formalisms that turn the Classical Physics theories into beauties of their own.Watch this space for forthcoming papers.
This includes physics linguistics theoretical fields and physical theories presented in accordance with known evidence, and a body of associated predictions have been made according to that theory.
Theoretical biologists cover all of biology, and countertenor california palo school traffic are invading areas of philosophy, sociology and public policy..
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 Linguistics - Welcome
Linguistics at UWA offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in general and theoretical linguistics, and is the only institution in Western Australia to do so.
Linguistics majors (including Honours) are available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies), Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computing and Math Sciences degrees.
The Linguistics Office and the offices of most of the academic staff are on the second floor of the Social Sciences Bldg, upstairs from the Anthropology Museum.
www.linguistics.uwa.edu.au   (361 words)

 About our Programs
The core areas of linguistics include phonology (the study of the sound patterns of language), morphology (the study of the internal structure of words), syntax (the study of the internal structure of sentences), and semantics (the study of the meaning of words and sentences).
The purpose of the Joint Ph.D. Program in Slavic and Theoretical Linguistics is to train linguists who can both apply modern theories of linguistics to the analysis of the Slavic languages and apply data from the Slavic languages to the development of linguistic theory.
The core courses in theoretical linguistics are: three levels of Syntax (elementary syntax in the Introductory course (Lin 213); Intermediate (generative) syntax, and Advanced (generative) syntax), Morphology, Phonology, and Linguistic Semantics.
www.princeton.edu /~ling/about.htm   (434 words)

Background and scope of modern linguistics; behaviorist versus rationalist theories of language; universal and cognitive aspects of language structure; interplay of genetic and social factors in language formation; linguistic analysis.
Linguistic analysis as a basis for the teaching of English as a foreign language; language as rule-governed behavior.
Intensive investigation of the main trends in the history of linguistics, concentrating on the development of nineteenth-century historical linguistics, the various schools of structural linguistics, and transformational-generative grammar.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/ling.html   (3024 words)

 University of Tennessee: Program in Linguistics
Linguistics is the systematic study of language systems and how they work.
The Linguistics concentration offers a broad exposure to the various areas of linguistics (including historical, descriptive, and theoretical linguistics) along with an opportunity to study fields where linguistics overlaps with other disciplines such as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, speech pathology and the like.
It is designed to prepare a student for graduate work in linguistics or related areas, or to serve as an enrichment to the study of a particular language.
web.utk.edu /~germslav/lingdefault.html   (223 words)

 BU Linguistics Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
This course provides an overview of major theoretical approaches to phonology as well as a survey of the phonological patterns and phenomena manifest in the languages of the world.
This course builds on the background from established in LX 522 and provides an introduction to current issues in the field and proposals from the current theoretical linguistics literature.
After a general introduction to the study of language acquisition within the principles and parameters framework of generative grammar, defining the central concepts and laying out some of the theoretical issues, a number of topics will be discussed, including: the status of functional categories, verb movement and finiteness, null subjects, binding theory, and wh-questions.
www.bu.edu /linguistics/UG/COURSES-LX.html   (2110 words)

 LAMEL Theoretical & Descriptive Linguistics Scheme
This MA programme is designed for (a) students who already have a first degree in Linguistics and wish to deepen their understanding of particular areas of language analysis or (b) students who do not have a first degree in Linguistics but wish to gain a broad range of expertise in linguistic theory and analysis.
Facilities in the use of computer corpora (see the Linguistics and Computing MA scheme) are available, and can be extremely useful in supplying data for theoretical or descriptive linguistic studies.
The Research Group in Theoretical Linguistics meets regularly as a forum for discussing issues in areas such as syntax and semantics.
bowland-files.lancs.ac.uk /ma/matheo.htm   (290 words)

 CLASPnet : 1.2.3 Bridging Connectionism and Theoretical Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
But conversations with other linguists have made it clear to me that, while they express interest in the field, they would like to see accessible introductory texts.
Moreover, those linguists who had actually taken the trouble to read connectionist papers dealing with language mentioned that none of the models seemed very plausible from a linguist's point of view.
Similarly, the small number of words and constructions used in these models fails to give linguists much confidence in their relevance to theories of human language.
www.istari.org /~ezra/msc/123.html   (447 words)

 Lyons, John: Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
This is a comprehensive introduction to theoretical linguistics.
It presupposes no previous knowledge and terms are defined as they are introduced; but it gives a rigorous and technical treatment of a wide range of topics, and brings the reader to an advanced level of understanding.
Since its first publication in 1968 Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics has been one of the classic introductions to the discipline.
www.forbesbookclub.com /bookpage.asp?prod_cd=I3PU3   (73 words)

 UC Santa Cruz - Linguistics - Graduate Program
It concentrates on the three core sub-disciplines of theoretical and descriptive linguistics: syntax, semantics and phonology.
The department is distinguished by its theoretical open-mindedness.
A highlight of the year is the annual graduate student conference (LASC Linguistics at Santa Cruz), which is the culmination of the quarter-long professionalization course known as the Research Seminar.
ling.ucsc.edu /graduate   (389 words)

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