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These 19 flashcards will introduce you to several fields in linguistics.
Terms in this set (19)
a person who studies one of the fields of linguistics, or a person who uses linguistic methodologies to study groups of languages or particular languages.
the scientific study of natural language
the study of language structure
What are the 3 subfields of grammar?
morphology, syntax, phonology
the formation and composition of words
the rules that determine how words combine into phrases and sentences
the study of sound systems and abstract sound units
the study of the actual properties of speech sounds, non-speech sounds, and how they are produced and perceived
the study of meaning
What are the 3 subfields of semantics?
sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis
the study of the relation between linguistic variation and social structures
the study of how meaning is transmitted based on a combination of linguistic competence, non-linguistic knowledge, and the context of the speech act
Define DISCOURSE ANALYSIS.
the study of the structure of texts and conversations
What is the study of LANGUAGE ACQUISITION?
This field considers how children acquire their first language and how children and adults acquire and learn their second and subsequent languages.
What is the study of APPLIED LINGUISTICS?
This field studies how language-related issues are applied in everyday life, especially in language policies that affect and plan education.
What does FIRST LANGUAGE ACQUISITION want to answer?
how does a child acquire his first language?
What does SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUSITION want to answer?
how do children and adults acquire and learn their second and subsequent languages?
TRUE OR FALSE: Applied linguistics focuses on making sense of and engineering solutions for real-world linguistic problems, not simply "applying" existing technical knowledge from linguistics.
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