The Importance Of Language And Linguistics

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Language and Linguistics: "A scientific analysis of language is carried out systematically on the basis of objectively verifiable observations and within the framework of some general theory of language structure" - S.K.Verma
Linguistics is a methodical study of the ethics underlying human verbal communication. The word 'Linguistics ' has been derived from the Latin word lingua (tongue) and istics (knowledge or science). There are several types of Linguistics.
1) Applied Linguistics
2) Socio Linguistics
3) Theoretical Linguistics
4) Comparative Linguistics Chomsky identifies knowing a language with represented grammar. Language is the
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Grammar “The set of rules that explain how words are used in a language”
The core of Grammar is to organize words and sentences. There are many ways to do that. We could say, words can be structured into sentences in many different ways. English Grammar is a scrupulously practical and thoroughly human tool for communication. The word Grammar is derived from Greek which means “ART OF LETTERS“. This art should be developed to enhance our language fluency. Grammar has undeniable work to classify the words in Language. To organize it we can use parts of speech to proclaim the exact formation and denotation of a sentence. "English Grammar is a thoroughly practical and thoroughly human tool for communication" - Thomas E. Payne
Grammar was considered as one of the most important for development of a language. It was defined as set of rules and regulations for English Language. There are many different types of Grammar and they are,
 Comparative Grammar
 Generative Grammar
 Mental Grammar
 Pedagogical Grammar
 Performance
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Nouns take s in the plural (miles), but they do not have endings to show whether they are subject or object. Verbs take a few endings such as ed for the past (started), but they do not take endings for person, except in the third person singular of the present tense (it starts). Articles (e.g. the), Possessives (e.g. my) and adjectives (e.g. good) do not have endings for number or gender. Pronouns (e.g. lime) have fewer forms than in many languages. ii) Word order Word order is very important in English. As nouns do not have endings for subject or object, it is the word order that shows which is which.
 Subject Verb Object
The woman loved the man. (She loved him.) The man loved the woman. (He loved her.)
The subject-verb order is fixed, and we can change it only if there is a special reason. iii) Verb phrases A verb phrase can have a complex structure. There can be auxiliary verbs as well as the ordinary verb. I climbed up the ladder. I was climbing the mountain. We shall be climbing to an altitude of eight thousand feet. The use of tenses and auxiliary verbs can be difficult for speakers of other
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