Bergen, Norway

Linguistics

Master's
Language: EnglishStudies in English
Subject area: humanities
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Linguistics
Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context. The earliest activities in the documentation and description of language have been attributed to the 6th century BC Indian grammarian Pāṇini, who wrote a formal description of the Sanskrit language in his Aṣṭādhyāyī.
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A Babylonish dialect
Which learned pedants much affect.
Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663-64), Canto I, line 93.
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C'est de l'hebreu pour moi.
It is Hebrew to me.
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For though to smatter ends of Greek
Or Latin be the rhetoric
Of pedants counted, and vain-glorious,
To smatter French is meritorious.
Samuel Butler, Remains in Verse and Prose, Satire, Upon Our Ridiculous Imitation of the French, line 127. A Greek proverb condemns the man of two tongues.
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