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.


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Linguists work in many fields:

  • Historical linguistics: The study of how language changes over time
  • Sociolinguistics:  The study of language based on social factors, such as region, social class, occupation, and gender
  • Dialectology: The study of language variation based on geographic distribution
  • Pragmatics: The study of how context contributes to meaning
  • Discourse analysis: The study of how language is used
  • Computational linguistics: The application of computational programs to model aspects of language
  • Language acquisition: The study of how people acquire or learn a language
  • Psycholinguistics: The study of how people process language
  • Experimental linguistics: The study of theories of linguistics representation (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) based on evidence
  • Neurolinguistics: The study of how language affects the structure and function of the brain
  • Lexicography: The compilation and study of dictionaries with context, history, grammar, and pronunciation in mind
  • Forensic linguistics: The study of language and the law
  • Corpus linguistics: The study of language through a collection of naturally occurring texts.

For further learning and moving forward in linguistics, you can learn from one of the university such as Brigham Young University.

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Valuable lessons: 10 Signs You’re A Highly Rational Thinker.

Are you a highly rational thinker? Do you spend more time thinking things through than acting on a whim? Here are 10 signs you’re definitely a highly rational thinker:

1. You think about the future more than the past.

2. You always ask for the reasons first.

3. You make plans often – and follow them.

4. You list the pros and cons when making decisions.

5. For you, reaching targets isn’t difficult; the key is to have the right methods.

6. You can get the information you want very quickly.

7. You seldom dwell on one thing for too long.

8. You love chess.

9. You keep a planner.

10. You don’t let emotions blind your judgement.

Many times emotions can keep us from thinking rationally and coming to a potentially obvious conclusion. However, you know better; you never let your emotions blind you from the obvious truths. You’re a highly rational thinker, and you’re able to put your emotions aside and do what’s necessary and correct, regardless of how you feel about it.

Are you a highly rational thinker? Did you find yourself agreeing with many of the points above? If you didn’t think you were a highly rational thinker before you read this, do you think you are now?.

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Valuable lessons: What did the Nobel Laureates read when they were young?

At some point, we might too curious to know what academicians are reading. Even more if we could see anyone what they are reading, a writer or a speaker or a journalist or any successful person.

Reading is the ultimate habit here.

I personally not point out the “reading habit” when it comes Nobel Laureates reading habit. Let’s take it as the lesson or might a piece of advice too.

There are enormous awards still across the globe. I don’t even know at all. I would take and proceed with whatever comes to knowledge. Even more I ask people and I do considerably a good research too.

To me as I writer, moreover, I should not fall in one-sided. Rationally speaking, here, I’m not pointing out the Nobel Prize is the superior one. To read about the people’s greatest work is something feels valuable/interesting and making us curious too. This is the categorical reaason, I started reading about the Nobel Prize nominees and Laureates.

Here is the long list which I should not share everything. I will paste the source link down below. And I sincerely encourage you all to visit further.

In their autobiographies, Nobel Laureates reveal their reading habits: how they got started, who spurred them to read on, and where they spent their time losing themselves between the pages of a book. Find out and compare with your own experience, or simply get inspired!


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Before looking at every year who won the Nobel Prize, along with that we should know who is the “Man” behind the Nobel Prize. For the greatest benefit to the humankind.

Every year, we could see with a bit nervousness and expectations with regards to Nobel Prize. Along with that whomever wins, my apologise whose greatest work has been nominated by the Nobel Prize organisation and we would love read about their work and more often a bit more deeper too.

Who is the man behind this Nobel Prize?

What kind of legacy he left to the entire globe?

Let’s have a look at the few facts, note-worthy doings and quotes about the Alfred Nobel.

For the greatest benefit to humankind

Alfred Nobel was an inventor, entrepreneur, scientist and businessman who also wrote poetry and drama. His varied interests are reflected in the prize he established and which he lay the foundation for in 1895 when he wrote his last will, leaving much of his wealth to the establishment of the prize.

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been honoring men and women from around the world for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for work in peace.

Quick facts

Born: 21 October 1833

Died: 10 December 1896

Known for: inventing dynamite and holder of 355 patents

Professions: chemist, inventor, engineer, entrepreneur, businessman, author

Will: left 31 million SEK (about 265 million dollar today) to fund the prizes.

Alfred Nobel’s life

Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on 21 October 1833. His family was descended from Olof Rudbeck, the best-known technical genius in Sweden in the 17th century, an era in which Sweden was a great power in northern Europe. Nobel was fluent in several languages, and wrote poetry and drama. Nobel was also very interested in social and peace-related issues, and held views that were considered radical during his time. Alfred Nobel’s interests are reflected in the prize he established. Learn more about his life and his interests – science, inventions, entrepreneurship, literature and peace work.

Aphorisms by Alfred Nobel

Literature occupied a central role in the life of Alfred Nobel. He regarded various literary forms of expression as opportunities to achieve a greater understanding of our own thoughts, lives and relationships with other people and our surroundings. Alfred Nobel had an extensive library, which included important European literary works. Inspired by Shelley and Byron, he wrote poems in English as a young man. Toward the end of his life, he wrote the tragedy Nemesis. His best literary form of expression was probably the aphorism, where he often expressed himself drastically.

“A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.”

“Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.”

“Contentment is the only real wealth.”

“We build upon the sand, and the older we become, the more unstable this foundation becomes.”

“The truthful man is usually a liar.”

“Justice is to be found only in the imagination.”

“It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected.”

“Worry is the stomach’s worst poison.”

“The best excuse for the fallen ones is that Madame Justice herself is one of them.”

“Self-respect without the respect of others is like a jewel which will not stand the daylight.”

“Hope is nature’s veil for hiding truth’s nakedness.”

“Lying is the greatest of all sins.”

“Home is where I work and I work everywhere.”

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Valuable lessons: 6 Ways To Truly Love Yourself.

  1. Don’t Keep Bringing Up Your Past Mistake.
  2. Believe That You Deserve To Be Loved.
  3. Don’t keep beating yourself up for the things you get wrong.
  4. Be proud of all the progress you’ve made.
  5. Don’t allow negativity to flow in your veins.
  6. Love, respect and accept just the way you are.

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