Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "linguistics" []

  • The study of the nature, structure, and variation of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "linguistics" in a sentence
  • "Hell, you probably think Chomsky's work in linguistics is rubbish just because he's a frothing loon on any other subject."
  • "As a monolingual American, any chance to strengthen my linguistics is a plus."
  • "‘I’ and ‘we’ are apparently one of the oldest words found in linguistics, so changing these is a hard thing to do."