Definition of linguistics in English:

linguistics

plural noun

  • [treated as singular] The scientific study of language and its structure, including the study of morphology, syntax, phonetics, and semantics. Specific branches of linguistics include sociolinguistics, dialectology, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, historical-comparative linguistics, and applied linguistics.

    • ‘I don't know how well I could have understood linguistics without knowing another language.’
    • ‘Not all scholars are agreed on the boundaries and relationship between linguistics and sociolinguistics.’
    • ‘In linguistics a grammar is a limited set of rules which allows the production an unlimited number of sentences.’
    • ‘I won't comment on the theology of this position, but as linguistics, it's nonsense.’
    • ‘In fact, after psychology, linguistics is probably the cognitive discipline par excellence.’
    • ‘Considering how small a fraction of the web is devoted to linguistics, that's extraordinary.’
    • ‘It includes an essay on language and linguistics, which may be supplemented by the treatment of style in Book III of the Rhetoric.’
    • ‘In linguistics, there are presently two main approaches to solving the problems associated with the description of emotions.’
    • ‘Machine translation is at the confluence of linguistics and computer science.’
    • ‘There are interesting ideas contained in the sections on linguistics and sociology.’
    • ‘Are there any equations that come out of linguistics that should be included in my hypothetical course?’
    • ‘All I mean by internet linguistics is the application of linguistics as a subject to this new domain of language experience.’
    • ‘Comparisons between linguistics and fields like history or chemistry give similar results.’
    • ‘The notion of specificity in linguistics is notoriously non-specific.’
    • ‘Prosody in linguistics refers to the study of intonation, tone, and stress in language.’
    • ‘If I studied linguistics my French professor would be sure to have a stroke.’
    • ‘She studied for a year in Paris, when she studied linguistics at the Sorbonne.’
    • ‘That most if not all human languages are infinite is one of the central observations of modern linguistics.’
    • ‘It is concerned with the applications of linguistics and psycholinguistics in first-language education.’
    • ‘His views revolutionized the study of language and inaugurated modern linguistics.’

Pronunciation:

linguistics

/liNGˈɡwistiks/