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Guide to the resources in Anthropology

Topics and Resources for Linguistics + Anthropology

Linguistics has 2 main branches:

  • Theoretical linguistics -- which includes syntaxphonologymorphology, and semantics
  • Applied linguistics --which involves identifying, investigating, and offering solutions to language-related real-life problems

There are a wealth of subfields related to linguisics, including:

  • sociolinguistics (study of the effect of any and all aspects of society, including cultural norms, expectations, and context, on the way language is used, and the effects of language use on society)
  • forensic linguistics (the application of linguistic knowledge, methods and insights to theforensic context of law, language, crime investigation, trial, and judicial procedure; a branch of applied linguistics)
  • dialectology (The scientific study of linguistic dialect, a sub-field of sociolinguistics; studies variations in language based primarily on geographic distribution and their associated features)
  • etymology (the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time)
  • neurolinguistics (the study of the neural mechanisms in the human brain that control the comprehension, production, and acquisition of language; as an interdisciplinary field, it involves neurobiology, cognitive science, communication disorders, neuropsychology and more)

And...Linguistics can be fun:

  • A Walk in the WoRds:  A linguistic tour for people who love having fun with words and language. A place to share interesting linguistic observations regarding sound, meaning and structure. A place to share linguistic rants and raves. A place to walk in the words