Language, Literature and Linguistics - Language and Linguistics
The scientific study of language which involves the analysis of the form and meaning of language is known as linguistics. It also includes the analysis of political, social, historical and cultural factors which affect language. Linguistics is concerned with the relationship between the sound and meaning. It is classified into various sub-disciplines such as semantics, pragmatics, morphology and phonology. The study of meaning in its spoken or written form falls under semantics. Pragmatics deals with the indirect form of meaning using body language and gestures. Morphology focuses on the formulation of words through morphemes. This book explores all the important aspects of linguistics in the present day scenario. Different approaches, evaluations and methodologies on linguistics have been included herein. This book is an essential guide for both academicians and those who wish to pursue this discipline further.