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Definition 1: the scientific study of language - [noun denoting cognition]

(linguistics is a kind of ...) a particular branch of scientific knowledge

"the science of genetics"

(... is a kind of linguistics ) an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics

(... is a kind of linguistics ) a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments

(... is a kind of linguistics ) the study of a language without reference to its historical context

(... is a kind of linguistics ) linguistics defined as the analysis of formal structures in a text or discourse

(... is a kind of linguistics ) the study of language in relation to its sociocultural context

(... is a kind of linguistics ) the study of language use

(... is a kind of linguistics ) the branch of linguistics that studies the relation between language and the structure and function of the nervous system

(... is a kind of linguistics ) the study of linguistic change

"the synchrony and diachrony of language"

(... is a kind of linguistics ) the study of the sources and development of words

(... is a kind of linguistics ) the study of the geographical distribution of linguistic features

(... is a kind of linguistics ) the use of computers for linguistic research and applications

(... is a kind of linguistics ) the study of language meaning

(... is part of linguistics) the field of science concerned with cognition; includes parts of cognitive psychology and linguistics and computer science and cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages

"Late Greek"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages

"Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500" "Middle Gaelic"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development

"Modern English" "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) of an early stage in the development of a language or literature

"the Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C." "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to an approach to linguistic analysis that aims at the description of a language's forms, structures and usage

"descriptive grammar"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) in use after medieval times

"New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) of a very early stage in development

"Old English is also called Anglo Saxon" "Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) not inflected

"`boy' and `swim' are uninflected English words"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) showing alteration in form (especially by the addition of affixes)

"`boys' and `swam' are inflected English words" "German is an inflected language"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things

"the word `car' is inanimate"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings

"the word `dog' is animate"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) form by reduplication

"The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel" "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) having the same ancestral language

"cognate languages"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers

"standard English" "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) characteristic of the phenomenon of words of different origins that are pronounced the same way

"`horse' and `hoarse' are homophonous words"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) having two or more phonetic values

"polyphonic letters such as `a'"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root

"a radical verb form"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) of a word or phrase meaningful only when it occurs in the company of other words

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) of a word or phrase meaningful in isolation, independent of context

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) pertaining to a feature of speech that extends over more than a single speech sound

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) not conforming to standard usage

"the following use of `access' was judged unacceptable by a panel of linguists; `You can access your cash at any of 300 automatic tellers'"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) relating to the ablative case

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) of or belonging to an aspect (as an aspect of the verb)

"the aspectual system of Greek"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or formed with a preposition

"prepositional phrase"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) relating to a case used in some languages

"vocative verb endings"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) nonstandard

"so-called bad grammar"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community

"a nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups" "the common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk speech"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) judged to be in conformity with approved usage

"acceptable English usage"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) emphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence

"Speakers topicalize more often than they realize" "The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call `Yiddish Movement'"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) construct the history of words

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word

"`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting descriptive linguistics

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a speaker's actual use of language in real situations; what the speaker actually says, including grammatical errors and other non-linguistic features such as hesitations and other disfluencies (contrasted with linguistic competence)

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a type of grammar that describes syntax in terms of a set of logical rules that can generate all and only the infinite number of grammatical sentences in a language and assigns them all the correct structural description

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) a grammar that is produced by prescriptive linguistics

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) a grammar that is produced by descriptive linguistics

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a speaker's implicit, internalized knowledge of the rules of their language (contrasted with linguistic performance)

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

"the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

"thematic vowels are part of the stem"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) a process involved in human language

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified

"The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) any of various acoustically different forms of the same phoneme

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) the phonemes (or strings of phonemes) that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) emphasis placed on the topic or focus of a sentence by preposing it to the beginning of the sentence; placing the topic at the beginning of the sentence is typical for English

"`Those girls, they giggle when they see me' and `Cigarettes, you couldn't pay me to smoke them' are examples of topicalization"

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached)

(linguistics is the domain which ... is member of) (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages

"the Beijing dialect uses four tones"

Definition 2: the humanistic study of language and literature - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for linguistics in the sense of this definition

(linguistics is a kind of ...) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

"the college of arts and sciences"

(... is a kind of linguistics ) the branch of philology that is devoted to the study of dialects

(... is a kind of linguistics ) the branch of linguistics that studies the lexical component of language

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