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Linguistics

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: humanities
University website: www.sussex.ac.uk
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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
O! good my lord, no Latin;
I'm not such a truant since my coming,
As not to know the language I have liv'd in.
William Shakespeare, Henry VIII (c. 1613), Act III, scene 1, line 42.
Linguistics
Small Latin, and less Greek.
Ben Jonson, To the Memory of Shakespeare.
Linguistics
A Babylonish dialect
Which learned pedants much affect.
Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663-64), Canto I, line 93.
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