See also: lingüístics

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From linguist +‎ -ics, akin to linguistic and Latin linguisticus, coined by English polymath William Whewell in 1837 from German Linguistik.

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  • IPA(key): /lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/
  • (US, pre-/ŋ/ tensing) IPA(key): /liŋˈɡwɪstɪks/
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English Wikipedia has an article on:

linguistics (uncountable)

  1. The systematic and scholarly study of language.
    Hyponym: applied linguistics
    branch of linguistics
    to study linguistics

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Modern linguistics does not include learning a new language, rhetoric, speech writing, comparative philology, or other language-related disciplines that were prevalent before the 20th century.

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