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Linguistics 101: The scientific study of language [video 1]

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Published on May 14, 2018

I am going to run this video series like a university linguistics course for the benefit of anyone who does not have the time or money to attend actual university courses. So what is Linguistics?

Linguistics is the scientific study of language.

Linguists are able to study language from all kinds of different angles, and there is a lot more to study than you probably realize.

If you've ever tried to explain something about your language to someone who is not a native speaker, then you're probably aware of its complexities, and that is exactly what linguists study.

This video is designed as a primer course for anyone who is interested in languages and linguistics, but doesn't want to commit to a whole university course, or reading a dense textbook.

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