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linguistics
used in Do You Speak American?

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Definition
the study of language
  • In the second half of the twentieth century, "mere matters of words" became the study of an ever-expanding branch of the social sciences, linguistics.
    Introduction (64% in)
  • Linguistics, the science of language, truly flowered as an academic discipline in the 1960s, followed more recently by sociolinguistics, the study of the interaction of language and society.
    Introduction (64% in)
  • Descriptive (or structural) linguistics had not yet arrived—that statistical, populist, sociological approach, whose adherents claimed to be merely recording and describing the language as it was used by anyone and everyone, without imposing elitist judgments on it.
    one — The Language Wars (16% in)
  • Simon regarded the publication of Webster's Third New International Dictionary in 1961 as a "resounding victory" for descriptive linguistics and "seminally sinister" for its permissiveness.
    one — The Language Wars (17% in)
  • Of the making of books and articles about linguistics there is no end, and much study apparently does not weary the antagonists' flesh.
    one — The Language Wars (39% in)
  • The Ebonics story consumed laymen and the linguistics community.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (58% in)
  • Two other linguists, Cecilia Cutler and Renee Blake of the Linguistics Department at New York University, studied the attitudes of teachers in six New York high schools.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (74% in)
  • Such a comparison is made possible partially by the dialect survey begun by Bert Vaux, a linguistics professor at Harvard, which asks people in different states about a list of words and expressions.
    seven — Language from a State of Change (39% in)

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