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English Linguistics

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: languages
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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.
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.
Small Latin, and less Greek.
Ben Jonson, To the Memory of Shakespeare.
Away with him, away with him! he speaks Latin.
William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II (c. 1590-91), Act IV, scene 7, line 62.
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