linguistics linguistics  /lɪŋɡ ˈwɪ stɪks/


  1. (n) the scientific study of language
  2. (n) the humanistic study of language and literature


  1. Basically, linguistics is the study of the underlying principles of language.
  2. Danger is just one way that the linguistics industry--interpreters who relay live chat and translators who process documents--has changed dramatically.
  3. At the university, where he majors in linguistics, he maintained a 3.


  1. New Software Detects Online Sarcasm, 80 Percent Success Rate

    Interpreting sarcasm online is often a hard task and has led to many hurt feelings. Digital misunderstandings have doomed relationships and hurt reputations. According to The Guardian , the French tech company Spotter claims to have created new analytics software that can reportedly detect sarcasm in online comments with up to 80% accuracy. The proprietary software uses linguistics, semantics ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. Boost Sales by Talking Their Talk

    Linguistics is the study of human language. Since a sales pitch is essentially just a conversation between two people, those with a deep understanding...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: The Memphis Daily News

  3. Nunberg: Calling it ‘metadata’ doesn’t make surveillance less intrusive

    "When it comes to privacy, 'meta-' doesn't matter. It's just data all the way down." Geoffrey Nunberg, linguistics researcher and faculty member at Berkeley's School of Information, discusses NSA surveillance of Americans' phone records and Internet activity on NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross."
    on July 1, 2013     Source: UC Berkeley NewsCenter

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  1. The consultant, who has written to Nicola Sturgeon, told The Herald: "Patient safety is at risk from sub-standard locums, deficient in terms of experience, training, linguistics or a combination, covering shifts in hospitals round the country .........
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Nicola Sturgeon Source: Herald Scotland

  2. "For the sort of work that MI5 is doing - not just in operations but in terms of technical support and linguistics - the caliber of people is terribly important to its effectiveness," says Ben Summerskill, the chief executive of the gay rights...
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Ben Summerskill Source: TIME

  3. "The participating scholars will help us gain a greater understanding of the theoretical and applied perspectives of linguistics and help us identify areas that need further examination in Qatar and in the Gulf region as a whole," the College...
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Yusuf al-Qaradawi Source: Gulf Times

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