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Unformatted text preview: 8/18/2007 1 Linguistics: Linguistics: Language Science Language Science An Introduction to Language and Linguistics Linguistics: Language Science Linguistics is the formal name for the social science which studies language. Q: What does a linguist actually study??? A: There are many different aspects of language to study and ways to study these aspects. They range from the very abstract to the very concrete. Linguistics: The Mini Tour Language Acquisition Socio- linguistics Phonetics Phonology Morphology Psycho- linguistics Syntax Semantics Historical Linguistics Phonetics PHONETICS is the sub-discipline of linguistics which studies spoken language . how speech sounds are produced how speech sounds are described how speech sounds are perceived symbols for representing sounds 8/18/2007 2 Nasal vs. Non Nasal: [n] vs [d] fMRIs courtesy of Diana Archangeli fMRIs courtesy of Diana Archangeli Phonology PHONOLOGY studies the systematic sound patterns of human languages.of human languages....
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