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Quotes of linguistics

  1. At the same time we overlap, because, I do linguistics and Ben did a first degree in Linguistics at Lancaster University, so he knows some of my subject. – David Crystal
  2. The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics we find that the universe as a whole is patterned, ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us. – Kenneth L. Pike
  3. In general, the philological movement opened up countless sources relevant to linguistic issues, treating them in quite a different spirit from traditional grammar; for instance, the study of inscriptions and their language. But not yet in the spirit of linguistics – Ferdinand de Saussure
  4. It is one of the aims of linguistics to define itself, to recognise what belongs within its domain. In those cases where it relies upon psychology, it will do so indirectly, remaining independent. – Ferdinand de Saussure
  5. It is only since linguistics has become more aware of its object of study, i. e. perceives the whole extent of it, that it is evident that this science can make a contribution to a range of studies that will be of interest to almost anyone. – Ferdinand de Saussure
  6. Linguistics will have to recognise laws operating universally in language, and in a strictly rational manner, separating general phenomena from those restricted to one branch of languages or another. – Ferdinand de Saussure
  7. The critical principle demanded an examination, for instance, of the contribution of different periods, thus to some extent embarking on historical linguistics – Ferdinand de Saussure

Usage examples for linguistics

  1. So important was this branch of linguistics once considered that Palsgrave, the French tutor of Princess Mary Tudor, includes in his Esclarcissement de la Langue Francoyse a section on " The Maners of Cursyng." – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
  2. Not a few other authors would require notice, if space permitted, in this class of scientific and erudite authors, particularly in the class of linguistics and literature. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  3. Mexican scholars made distinguished achievements in some branches of science, particularly medicine and surgery, but pre- eminently linguistics history and anthropology. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  4. He, however, soon gave up linguistics for poetry, literary criticism, and fiction. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  5. One would think that this alone would not fail to excite something more than a languid curiosity in American linguistics at least in our institutions of learning and societies for historical research. – American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them by Daniel G. Brinton
  6. Would that I could place in sharp contrast to this the state of American linguistics in our own country! – American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them by Daniel G. Brinton
  7. The study of Greek is no longer an exercise in the study of linguistics or the inspection of specimens of an obsolete literature, but the acquaintance with historic thought, habits, and polity, with a portion of the continuous history of the human mind, which has a vital relation to our own life. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  8. He was intrigued by her knowledge of linguistics particularly when she revealed that she had never used a computer until the Joey. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  9. Works on linguistics are full of evidence on this point. – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  10. Some useful grammatical explanations are found in the anonymous Onondaga dictionary of the seventeenth century, published by Dr. Shea in his " Library of American Linguistics – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  11. I am well aware of the limits which a wise caution assigns to the employment of linguistics in ethnology, and I am only too familiar with the many foolish, unscientific attempts to employ it with reference to the American race. – American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them by Daniel G. Brinton
  12. Before leaving this subject to dwell on Philippinian linguistics I venture a brief digression on a class of works of general historic character- repertories of all ethnic science, little known, however, albeit to their serious disadvantage, to most students, and prized only by your true- hearted book- lover, who has sense to value what he reads for its own worth mainly, not because stamped with popular approval. – Some notes on the bibliography of the Philippines by Thomas Cooke Middleton
  13. Published in Shea's " Library of American Linguistics For the works in this invaluable Library, American scholars owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Shea's enlightened zeal in the cause of science and humanity. – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  14. He had finally arrived at that nexus of understanding between law, philosophy and linguistics which many lesser lawyers spent their entire careers trying to reach. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus

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