Category: Linguistics

Articles about language and linguistics: phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, text analysis…

Meaning and Context in Language Teaching 2

Meaning and Context in Language Teaching

Meaning and context in language teaching As language teachers, we would want to engage our students to acquire language meaningfully, to negotiate meaning and get their messages through. We do that in activities involving...

Linguistics Lecture 0

Linguistics Lecture

What is linguitics? In this lecture, best-selling author Steven Pinker introduces you to linguistics, the evolution of spoken language, and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar. He also explores why...

What is linguistics? 2

What is linguistics?

Definition of linguistics? Human language has been a topic of study for a long time. But the study of language in a scientific way is quite a new discipline. Started by de Saussure, linguistics...

What is language? 0

What is language?

Definition of language Simply put, language is a set of signals used to communicate. Humans are not the only species that are endowed with the ability to communicate. Animals, too, have a well-defined system...