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What is Linguistics?

Linguistics is the study of linguistic knowledge systems in all their aspects: how is such a knowledge system structured, how is it acquired, how is it used in the production and comprehension of messages, how does it change over time? Consequently, linguists are concerned with a number of particular questions about the nature of language. What properties do all human languages have in common? How do languages differ, and to what extent are the differences systematic, i.e. can we find patterns in the differences? How do children acquire such complete knowledge of a language in such a short time? What are the ways in which languages can change over time, and are there limitations to how languages change? What is the nature of the cognitive processes that come into play when we produce and understand language?

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The following selection of books is our proposal for readings about Linguistics where you can find and consult useful material related to this area.

Henning Bergenholtz, Sven Tarp  Manual of Specialised Lexicography: The preparation of specialised dictionaries (1984)

Steven Pinker  The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (1994)

Roswitha Fischer  Lexical change in present-day English: A corpus-based study of the motivation, institutionalization, and productivity of creative neologisms (1996)

Steven Pinker  Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language (1999)

Ruslan Mitkov  The Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics (2003)

D. Gary MILLER Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English: and Their Indo-European Ancestry (2006)

Roger W. Shuy  Linguistics in the Courtroom: A Practical Guide (2006)

Brenda Danet, Susan C. Herring  The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online (2007)

Daniel Pimienta, Daneiel Prado,
Alvaro Blanco

Twelve years of measuring linguistic diversity in the Internet: balance and perspectives (2009)

European Commission Lingua franca: Chimera or Reality? (2010)

European Commission, Directorate General for Translation
Proceedings of the conference: ‘Clear writing throughout Europe’ (2010)

Sylviane Granger, Magali Paquot  eLexicography in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Applications (2010)

Réka Somssich, Judit Várnai, Anna Bérczi Study on lawmaking in the EU multilingual environment (2010)

Carmen Pérez-Llantada and Maida Watson  Specialised Languages in the Global Village: A Multi-Perspective Approach (2011)

European Commission
Mapping best multilingual business practices in the EU (2011)

European Union Interinstitutional Style Guide (2011)

Petersen Alexander M, Joel, Tenenbaum Shlomo Havlin, H. Eugene Stanley
Statistical Laws Governing Fluctuations in Word Use from Word Birth to Word Death (2011)

Ruth Wodak, Barbara Johnstone, Paul E Kerswill The Sage Handbook of Soclinguistics (2011)

European Commission
Intercomprehension (2012)

European Commission
Study on language and translation in international law and EU law (2012)

Ana Rojo, Iraide Ibarretxe-Antu Ano  Cognitive Linguistics and Translation (2013)

David Barton, Carmen Lee Language Online: Investigating Digital Texts and Practices (2013)

Europe’s Languages in the
Digital Age (2013)

Dominic Watt and Carmen Llamas Language, Boarders and Identity (2014)

Gerhard Budin, Vesna Lušicky
Languages for Special Purposes in a Multilingual, Transcultural World (2014)

Oxford Journals
International Journal of Lexicography (2015)

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