Valuable lessons: What is Linguistics? An Introduction to the Study of Language.

This is the one of the best linguistic writings that I am sharing you all.

These lines pays me a bit more clarity about the language and the usage of the grammar. It took several months to jump into the linguistics. Because I wasn’t doing good and enough research. I’m still getting gathering relevant books and materials and starting reading.

If you ask me, which field in linguistics you comes under?

Without any single doubt or thought, I would like to go-ahead and start my research in lexicography because it is the process of writing, editing and compiling dictionaries. I love dictionaries. I knew every reader and writer loves too.

I remember my school days, we keep a small pocket dictionary. My English teachers taught us to search words which we don’t know. I still remember when I was 11th Standard (high school), when we paid our high school fees, our school has given each of us COLLINS COBUILD DICTIONARY. To me, at that moment, it was quite a big in my palms. I was too hungry to learn a word, whether I understand or I use. I wanna learn a word. Let’s see the understandings and usages of the words later. Foremost, let’s start finding a word.

When I was in undergraduate college days. I write a vocabulary on every single day with illustration in our black board. Sometimes, I couldn’t grab a word. Even more to admit in ashamed manner, I couldn’t illustrate for that particular vocabulary. I ask my colleague without hesitation or ego. Because I was too furious/ruthless to learn languages in both English and Tamil too. I decided that there is no hesitation or ashamed when it comes to learning.

I love searching not only precise word which I don’t know. Even more, I go with random words which fascinates me and making me to note it down and at extreme point, my muscle memory becomes stronger to remember those words. To be quite honest and rational, I was started giving extreme priorities to get those words from the dictionaries. I would love to use that words in my writings and my conversations too.

Here the linguistics article, I’m gonna paste the source link down below. I sincerely encourage you all visit further because there are several linguistics topics you could see. I have bright hope. It will impact your knowledge in languages. And there are few recommendable linguistics textbooks to learn about fundamentals in languages and linguistics.

Every human knows at least one language, spoken or signed. Linguistics is the science of language, including the sounds, words, and grammar rules. Words in languages are finite, but sentences are not. It is this creative aspect of human language that sets it apart from animal languages, which are essentially responses to stimuli.

The rules of a language, also called grammar, are learned as one acquires a language. These rules include phonology, the sound system, morphology, the structure of words, syntax, the combination of words into sentences, semantics, the ways in which sounds and meanings are related, and the lexicon, or mental dictionary of words. When you know a language, you know words in that language, i.e. sound units that are related to specific meanings. However, the sounds and meanings of words are arbitrary. For the most part, there is no relationship between the way a word is pronounced (or signed) and its meaning.

Knowing a language encompasses this entire system, but this knowledge (called competence) is different from behavior (called performance.) You may know a language, but you may also choose to not speak it. Although you are not speaking the language, you still have the knowledge of it. However, if you don’t know a language, you cannot speak it at all.

There are two types of grammars: descriptive and prescriptive. Descriptive grammars represent the unconscious knowledge of a language. English speakers, for example, know that “me likes apples” is incorrect and “I like apples” is correct, although the speaker may not be able to explain why. Descriptive grammars do not teach the rules of a language, but rather describe rules that are already known. In contrast, prescriptive grammars dictate what a speaker’s grammar should be and they include teaching grammars, which are written to help teach a foreign language.

There are about 7,000 languages in the world right now (a rough estimate), and linguists have discovered that these languages are more alike than different from each other. There are universal concepts and properties that are shared by all languages, and these principles are contained in the Universal Grammar, which forms the basis of all possible human languages.

SOURCE: https://ielanguages.com/what-is-linguistics.html

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