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linguistics

lingg wi stiks

  • n  the scientific study of language
  • n  the humanistic study of language and literature

  • Basically, linguistics is the study of the underlying principles of language.
  • Danger is just one way that the linguistics industry--interpreters who relay live chat and translators who process documents--has changed dramatically.
  • His "structural linguistics" approach keeps children from the confusing phonetic inconsistencies of the language (the 40 different sounds conveyed by the letter a, for example .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    July 5, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • 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...
    July 2, 2013 - The Memphis Daily News
  • 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."
    July 1, 2013 - UC Berkeley NewsCenter
Quotes

  • Nicola Sturgeon in Herald Scotland
    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 .........
  • Ben Summerskill in TIME
    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...
  • Yusuf al-Qaradawi in Gulf Times
    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...

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