Outline of linguistics

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to linguistics:

Linguistics is the scientific study of natural language. Someone who engages in this study is called a linguist. Linguistics can be theoretical or applied.

Nature of linguistics

Linguistics can be described as all of the following:

Branches of linguistics

Subfields of linguistics

Subfields, by linguistic structures studied

Sub-fields of structure-focused linguistics include:

Subfields, by nonlinguistic factors studied

Other subfields of linguistics

Schools, movements, and approaches of linguistics

Related fields

History of linguistics

History of linguistics

Timeline of discovery of basic linguistics concepts

When were the basic concepts first described and by whom?

Questions in linguistics

  1. What is language?
  2. How did it/does it evolve?
  3. How does language serve as a medium of communication?
  4. How does language serve as a medium of thinking?
  5. What is common to all languages?
  6. How do languages differ?

Basic concepts

What basic concepts / terms do I have to know to talk about linguistics?

Languages of the world

Languages by continent and country

Linguistics scholars

People who had a significant influence on the development of the field

Linguistics lists

Arabic Aramaic Armenian Braille Coptic Cyrillic
Georgian Gothic Korean Hebrew IPA English IPA
Kannada Hiragana Katakana Morse code ICAO spelling Phoenician
Runic SAMPA chart English SAMPA Shavian Thai

See also

External links