The Importance Of Linguistics

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Everything on Earth either plants or animals communicate with each other using language which is biologically inherited. However, human language is different since it is a symbolic system that is learned and not inherited. When we speak about symbolism of language, we mean that language can be represented by letters that stand for certain sounds. To be clearer, this easy sheds light on the concept of language in general and its definitions, what constituents language has, and what linguistics is. Language can be identified as a means of human communication or as (Pinker, S P.18) explains: Language is a complex, specialized skill, which develops in the child spontaneously, without conscious effort or formal instruction, is…show more content…
That represent letters and those letters from words then the words form phrases and the phrases form clauses that form a short conversation or a long speech. Because of the importance of language, scientist made up a scientific branch to deal with it that is called Linguistics. Linguistics means the scientific study of language". Linguistics is concerned with what properties all human languages have in common, how languages are different, and how speech sounds are produced. Indeed, "there are various types of linguistics such as: Historical Linguistics Sociolinguistics Psycholinguistics Ethnolinguistics or Anthropological Linguistics) Dialectology Computational Linguistics Psycholinguistics." (http://linguistics.ucsc.edu ). In fact, talking about linguistics and its branches in details is not an easy task so I am going to give a brief summary on some of the terms that are related to linguistics. The most important terms that may be frequently mentioned…show more content…
Thus, it is believed that younger learners have certain advantages over older learners in language learning. The common view is that younger children learn the second language easily and quickly in comparison to older children (Ellis, 2008; Larsen-Freeman, 2008; Mayberry and Lock, 2003). SLA theories and research suggested the role of age in second language acquisition. According to (Lightbown and Spada, 2008), learning depends on learners’ characteristics and the environment. Their results suggested that older learners have a higher level of problem solving and met linguistics abilities than younger learners. Moreover, other researchers highlighted other problems that face older learners such pronunciation, syntax and grammatical morphemes. What follows is a presentation of some of the studies that dealt with second language
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