Porto, Portugal



Language: Portuguese Studies in Portuguese
Subject area: languages
Kind of studies: full-time studies
University website: www.ufp.pt
Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context. The earliest activities in the documentation and description of language have been attributed to the 6th century BC Indian grammarian Pāṇini, who wrote a formal description of the Sanskrit language in his Aṣṭādhyāyī.
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Illustration of homonyms and homophones.
Away with him, away with him! he speaks Latin.
William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II (c. 1590-91), Act IV, scene 7, line 62.
Besides 'tis known he could speak Greek
As naturally as pigs squeak;
That Latin was no more difficile
Than to a blackbird 'tis to whistle.
Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663-64), Canto I, line 51.
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