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Introduction to Linguistics. Laughter and Language A short intro to linguistics. Nathalie F. Martin. Introduction to Linguistics. LI 2013 Nathalie F. Martin. Linguists Don’t Necessarily Know Many Languages. Linguists do grammar differently. What Didja Ya Say?.

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Introduction to linguistics

Introduction to Linguistics

Laughter and Language

A short intro to linguistics

Nathalie F. Martin

Introduction to linguistics1

Introduction to Linguistics

LI 2013 Nathalie F. Martin

Linguists don t necessarily know many languages

Linguists Don’t Necessarily Know Many Languages

Introduction to linguistics

Linguists do grammar differently

What didja ya say

What Didja Ya Say?

Linguists Study Language As It Is Spoken

Spoken language slang


Linguists have the tools to study slang!

Linguistics study communication

Linguistics Study Communication

This also covers non verbal communication

This Also Covers Non-verbal communication

Theoretical linguistics

Theoretical linguistics

  • Phonetics

  • Phonology

  • Morphology

  • Syntax

  • Semantics

  • Pragmatics

(Language Sounds)

(Language Sounds Interaction)

(Word parts)

(Arrangement of Words in a Sentence)

(Word & sentence Meanings)

(Language in Use)

Phonetics language sounds accents

Phonetics (Language Sounds):Accents

Phonetics language sounds pronounciation

Phonetics (Language Sounds):Pronounciation

Phonology analysis of sounds within a language

Phonology:Analysis of sounds within a language

Morphology word parts

Morphology (Word Parts):

Syntax putting speech together

Syntax:Putting SpeechTogether


Arrangement of words in sentences

(spoken language or written language)

Semantics word meanings many words have more than one meaning

Semantics(Word Meanings):Manywords have more than one meaning

Pragmatics language in use

Pragmatics (Language in use)

Pragmatics language in use1

Pragmatics (Language in use)

Applied linguistics





  • Theoretical Linguistics:

    • Phonetic

    • Phonology

    • Morphology

    • Syntax

    • Lexicology

    • Semantic

Language policies and planning






Applied Linguistics


What s it to me

“What s‘it to me?”

Branches and fields of linguistics:

  • Language acquisition

  • Psycholingusitics

  • Sociolinguistics

    • Differences between social classes, gender, age

  • Language preservation

  • Teaching

  • Translation

    Lexicographer: dictionaries

    Foreign language teacher



    Speech therapist


Language acquisition

Language Acquisition

Once in Church, we asked the children in Sunday School to explain the meaning of complicated « christianees » words.

When asked the meaning of « sinner » many of them replied:

« More Sin »

They applied the rule that is used for adjectives like « big » that becomes « bigger », « fat », that becomes « fatter ». They did not yet realize that « sin » is a noun and they did not understand the meaning of the word.

Psycholinguistics language anomalies

Psycholinguistics:Language Anomalies

Sociolinguistics language differences between social classes

Sociolinguistics:Language differences between Social Classes:

Language difference between different generations

Language Difference Between Different Generations

Language difference between genders

Language Difference Between Genders

Written or spoken language

Written or Spoken Language?


Texting and it’seffects on writtenlanguage

Preservation of native languages

Preservation of Native Languages



Linguists like the ones working for SIL or Wycliff need a good grasp of Linguistic Theory and Practice.

Difficulties in translation

Difficulties in translation

Doubtful translations


Missionary work

Missionary Work

Somewords of caution concerningmissionarywork:

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