linguistics definition

  • noun:
    • the research of nature, structure, and difference of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics.
    • The study of language.
    • The research of languages, or associated with beginning, signification, and application of words; glossology.
    • The science of languages, or regarding the beginning and reputation for words; the overall and comparative study of man languages as well as their particular elements. Also known as relative philology.
    • the humanistic study of language and literature
    • the study of language

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