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Linguistics Linguistics is the scientific study of language. The word was first used
in the middle of the 19th century to emphasize the difference between a newer
approach to the study of language that was then developing and the more ...
The term structuralism has been used as a slogan and rallying cry by a number of
different schools of linguistics, and it is necessary to realize that it has somewhat
different implications according to the context in which it is employed.
Within linguistics, it is of considerable typological interest to compare languages
from a statistical point of view (the ratio of consonants to vowels, of nouns to
verbs, and so on). Statistical considerations are also of value in stylistics (see
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