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Linguistics

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: humanities
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Linguistics
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.
Linguistics
* * * Philologists, who chase
A panting syllable through time and space
Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark,
To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah's Ark.
William Cowper, Retirement, line 691.
Linguistics
Languages are no more than the keys of Sciences. He who despises one, slights the other.
Jean de La Bruyère, The Characters or Manners of the Present Age (1688), Chapter XII.
Linguistics
By your own report
A linguist.
William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1590s), Act IV, scene 1, line 56.
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