linguistics [ling-gwis-tiks] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for linguistics on Thesaurus.com noun (used with a singular verb)
- the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics.
Origin of linguistics First recorded in 1850–55; see origin at linguistic, -ics Related Words for linguistics alphabet, syntax, stratification, structure, linguistics, elements, principles, accidence, morphology, tagmemics Examples from the Web for linguistics Contemporary Examples of linguistics
The fate of linguistics, therefore, turned on a simple twist of chance.
November 20, 2013
I realized that this guy, who is on the left edge of politics, has this career in linguistics.
November 20, 2013
In linguistics, scholars discuss written- versus spoken-language paradigms.
February 13, 2013
But the ambition announced in these pages is not limited to questions of linguistics or anthropology.
December 21, 2012
The court held—I think quite sensibly—that the issue turned on substance rather than linguistics.
June 28, 2012
Historical Examples of linguistics
All such efforts are inconsistent with correct methods in linguistics.
Had not a “universal religion” better let linguistics alone?
Samuel Graham Wilson
A further proof of the antiquity of the migrations is afforded by linguistics.
Agustus Henry Keane
Its scope was not restricted to the study of meteors, for it accepted papers on ethnology, linguistics, etc.
Thomas J. Campbell
The labors of the two brothers, too numerous to cite here, concerned also ethnography and linguistics.
British Dictionary definitions for linguistics linguistics noun
- (functioning as singular) the scientific study of languageSee also historical linguistics, descriptive linguistics
Word Origin and History for linguistics n.