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What are the goals of this subject?"Linguistics" is the examination of Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It involves analysing language form, language meaning, and language in context. The earliest activities in the documentation and description of language have been attributed to the 6th-century-BC Indian grammarian Pāṇini who wrote a formal description of the Sanskrit language in his Aṣṭādhyāyī.
People study "Linguistics" in order to Linguists traditionally analyse human language by observing an interplay between sound and meaning. Phonetics is the study of speech and non-speech sounds, and delves into their acoustic and articulatory properties. The study of language meaning, on the other hand, deals with how languages encode relations between entities, properties, and other aspects of the world to convey, process, and assign meaning, as well as manage and resolve ambiguity. While the study of semantics typically concerns itself with truth conditions, pragmatics deals with how situational context influences the production of meaning.
Ferdinand de Saussure, Max Weinreich.Noam Chomsky .Edward Sapir and Benjamin Lee Whorf are some authorities of "Linguistics".
Several topics in "Linguistics" include Nomenclature, Variation and universality, Pidgin, Creole, Dialect.
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