HAH! EVERYTHING! We have barely touched the surface; yet, we’ve delved deeper than a majority of language classes seem to go. But really, linguistics is an EXTREMELY vast field, and every aspect- even those we have not yet mentioned, give deeper and deeper insight into not only the makeup of the language, but also the … More So then what? What’s left?
Morphology: studies the parts of words (morphemes) and how they are systematically arranged in a language into words or word fragments to produce productive meaning. Remember how in regards to Phonology, phonemes are the units of sound that make up complete units of meaning? Well, these complete (and minimal) units of meaning are morphemes! The … More Morphology and Syntax
Phonetics is the study of speech sounds in a language which deals with acoustics, articulation, and sound reception. Individual sounds in a language (which vary per language) are called phonemes, which are the smallest units of sound. To transcribe and distinguish between sounds in a language, linguists use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). IPA allows … More Phonetics and Phonology