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Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Linguistics is based on a theoretical as well as a descriptive study of language and is also interlinked with the applied fields of language studies and language learning, which entails the study of specific languages. Before the 20th century, linguistics evolved in conjunction with literary study and did not employ scientific methods. Modern-day linguistics is considered a science because it entails a comprehensive, systematic, objective, and precise analysis of all aspects of language – i.e., the cognitive, the social, the cultural, the psychological, the environmental, the biological, the literary, the grammatical, the paleographical, and the structural.

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Organizations relating to Linguistics

International Society for Historical Linguistics / San Antonio TX, USA / Est. 1979
Association internationale de dialectologie arabe / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1993
International Association of Chinese Linguistics / Kowloon, Hong Kong
International Association of Literary Semantics / Canterbury, UK / Est. 1990
International Cognitive Linguistics Association / Lund, Sweden / Est. 1989
International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics / Bari, Italy / Est. 1982
International Quantitative Linguistics Association / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1994
Associação Internacional de Linguistica do Português / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Est. 2001
Information Centre for Bilingual and Plurilingual Education / Aosta, Italy / Est. 1972
World Network for Linguistic Diversity / Geneva, Switzerland
Centre européen de cartographie ethnolinguistique / Est. 1986
Generative Linguistics in the Old World / Utrecht, Netherlands / Est. 1977
Institute of General Semantics / Forest Hills NY, USA / Est. 1938
World Congress of African Linguistics / Leiden, Netherlands / Est. 1991
International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law / Est. 2001
Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association / London ON, Canada / Est. 1994
Linguistic Society of Southern Africa / Bloemfontein, South Africa
International Rossi-Landi Society / Bari, Italy
International Communicology Institute / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2000
International Linguistics Center, Dallas / Dallas TX, USA
Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States / Brooklyn NY, USA / Est. 1974
International Sign Language Association / Est. 1986
Inter-Mediterranean Linguistics Association / Est. 1980
European Society for General Semantics
Societas Caucasologica Europaea / Munich, Germany / Est. 1986
International Novialist Union / Est. 1930
Société internationale de linguistique / Lomé, Togo
European Association of Chinese Linguistics / Parma, Italy / Est. 1998
International Centre for Semiotics and Linguistics / Urbino, Italy
Linguistic Institute for International Communication / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1978
Australasian Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Association / Murdoch WA, Australia
International Symposium on Bilingualism
International Conference on Linguistics and Nordic Languages / Aarhus, Denmark
International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
Congrès international de néologie de langues romanes
Résolution sur les Minorités Linguistiques et Culturelles dans la Communauté Européenne / Est. 1994
Protocol on the Authentic Trilingual Text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation / Est. 1968
Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities / Est. 1992
Association linguistique franco-européenne
Integrazione Linguistica Euratlantica / Ariccia, Italy
Nordic Network of Semiotics / Lund, Sweden / Est. 1993
International Linguistic Club / Turin, Italy / Est. 1957
Institut africain et mauricien de bilinguisme / Est. 1975
Fédération polyglotte
UNESCO Anthropology and Language Science in Educational Development Network / Est. 1976
International Society for Significs / Est. 1937
Comité de La Francophonie / Paris, France / Est. 1973
International Committee of Dialectologists
International Linguistics Institute, Tunis / Tunis, Tunisia
International Linguistics Institute, Damascus / Damascus, Syrian AR

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Action Strategies relating to Linguistics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Abstaining from semantic equivalents between languages
Strengthening linguistic cooperation
Ridiculing linguistic purism
Providing sufficient vocabulary
Advancing linguistics
Renewing linguistic meaning
Embellishing vocabularies
Reducing grammatical errors
Reducing dialect discrimination
Grasping grammatical structure
Inventing neologisms
Doing without adequate vocabulary
Clarifying semantic confusion
Advancing philology
Advocating linguistic purism

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