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  • n  the study of language in relation to its sociocultural context

  • As it develops, the discipline has spawned such hybrids or specialties as computational linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, even biological linguistics.
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  • Hamilton adds linguistics minor
    Students fascinated by how we make sounds, where words come from, and how we interact with one another through language can finally put an academic title to their interests. While courses in language etymology and sociolinguistics have been offered for several years, the College only recently announced that linguistics has officially been added as aminor
    Feb. 20, 2014 - The Spectator

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