Definition of 'linguistics'
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A professor of linguistics is the latter kind of linguist. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Modern linguistics emerged as a distinct field in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)Challenges of this kind usually revolve around the issue of scientific explanation in linguistics. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)He pretty much invented the study of linguistics. Times, Sunday Times (2016) And linguistics is not an interest in language for some other purpose. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)We weren't learning to be professors of linguistics. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is still not linguistics: using language is not the same as studying it. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)But no linguistics expert has sat us down and told us about either the basics of the subject or many of its astonishing highlights. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I was all set to do a degree in languages and linguistics. The Sun (2008)A professor of linguistics told the court how it appeared in official records from the 10th century and was once a nickname for clergymen. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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