Linguistics



[ling-gwis-tiks] /lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and .
/lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the scientific study of language See also historical linguistics, descriptive linguistics
n.

“the science of languages,” 1847; see linguistic; also see -ics.

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