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Linguistics   /lɪŋgwˈɪstɪks/   Listen

The scientific study of language.
The humanistic study of language and literature.  Synonym: philology.

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"Linguistics" Quotes from Famous Books

... class, while in mathematics he was superior, not only to every boy in school, but to any boy of the same age that I have ever had in any school. But this boy received from the Professor only a second or third-rate rank for mathematical indications, while highly praised for linguistics, in which ...
— In the School-Room - Chapters in the Philosophy of Education • John S. Hart

... his monumental work on British Nudibranchiate Mollusca, published by the Ray Society when Sir Charles, having resigned the Governorship of East Africa, was Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield University. Equally admired are his researches into Chinese linguistics and his monograph, the first in the language, on that most obscure subject, Finnish grammar.[88] Will it be believed that in her account of the Balkan tangle Miss Durham does not quote Sir Charles Eliot, but Mr. Horatio Bottomley? ...
— The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 • Henry Baerlein

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