Linguistics as a discipline is split into many parts. Like in any science, there are focuses within the study that represent branchings off of the discipline into sub-fields; all of these sub-fields come together to reveal insights about human language and how it relates to other pieces of the world around us. Here, we’re going to review just a few, to whet your proverbial whistle for linguistics and what we can learn from it.
Linguistics is fascinating.
More specifically, linguistics is the study of the science of language. By this I mean that linguistics focuses on describing the systems of language use in humans – by definition, humans are the only species to possess language. Following is a summary of the field, short but sweet.