Linguistics, Nomenclature

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Linguistics is a research field devoted to the science of language. Its aspects include language form, language meaning, and language in context. The earliest known activities in the description of language have been attributed to Pāṇini around 500 BCE, with his analysis of Sanskrit in Ashtadhyayi.


Before the 20th century, the term philology, first attested in 1716,Online Etymological Dictionary Definition of PhilologyJSTOR preview: Introduction: Philology in a Manuscript Culture by Stephen G. Nichols.Online Etymological Dictionary of PhilologyOnline Etymological Dictionary Definition of LinguistCopyright: Attribute—Share Alike

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  • WikipediaThe Linguist ListGlossary of linguistic termsLanguage LogGlottopediaLinguistic sub-fields"Linguistics" section

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