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- Science : The organized body of knowledge based on non–trivial refutable concepts that can be verified or rejected on the base of observation and experimentation
- Social science : Any of a number of academic disciplines which study human social behavior, institutions and relations.
- Language : A type of communication system, commonly used in linguistics, computer science and other fields to refer to different systems, including 'natural language' in humans, programming languages run on computers, and so on. A wider definition of language - what counts as a language and what doesn't - is a difficult philosophical topic, deserving an article in its own right.
- Grammar (linguistics) : The structural rules that govern the composition of sentences, phrases, and words in any language; alternatively, the system of language itself, i.e. the principles common to all languages.
- Natural language : A communication system based on sequences of acoustic, visual or tactile symbols that serve as units of meaning.
- Biolinguistics : An interdisciplinary field that explores human natural language’s fundamental properties, development in individuals, use in thinking and communicating, brain implementation, genetic underpinnings, and evolutionary origins.
- Phonology : In linguistics, the study of the system used to represent language, including sounds in spoken language and hand movements in sign language.
- Syntax : The study of the rules, or 'patterned relations', that govern the way words combine to form phrases and phrases to form sentences.
- Morphology : The study of word structure; the study of such patterns of word-formation across and within languages, and attempts to explicate formal rules reflective of the knowledge of the speakers of those languages.
- Semantics : The subfield of the study of language which focuses on meaning.
- Pragmatics : Branch of linguistics concerned with language in use or the study of meaning as it arises from language occurring in context.
- Phonetics : Study of speech sounds and their perception, production, combination, and description.
Fields of linguistics
- Language acquisition : Add brief definition or description
- First language acquisition : Add brief definition or description
- Second language acquisition : Add brief definition or description
- Language attrition : Add brief definition or description
- Critical period : Add brief definition or description
- Critical period hypothesis : Add brief definition or description
- Applied linguistics : Add brief definition or description
- Clinical linguistics : Add brief definition or description
History of linguistics
- History of linguistics : Add brief definition or description
- Contextual linguistics : Add brief definition or description
Descriptions of language
Attitudes to language and linguistic study