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Theoretical linguistics: Core field of linguistics, which attempts to establish the characteristics of the system of language itself by postulating models of linguistic competence common to all humans.
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- Applied linguistics : The application of linguistic theories to practical issues and problems, such as language learning.
- First language acquisition : Study of the processes through which humans acquire language, specifically first languages, which studies infants' acquisition of their native language.
- Historical linguistics : The study of how languages change over time, and linguistic patterns within that change.
- Linguistic universal : General statement of a pattern across the structures of languages or within a single language, e.g. if the verb precedes the object in a sentence, the language will have prepositions and not postpositions; associated with the work of Joseph H. Greenberg and so sometimes called 'Greenberg universal'.
- Linguistics : The scientific study of language.
- Morphology (linguistics) : The study of word structure; the study of such patterns of word-formation across and within languages, and attempts to explicate formal rules reflective of the knowledge of the speakers of those languages.
- Phonetics : Study of speech sounds and their perception, production, combination, and description.
- Psycholinguistics : Study of the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend and produce language.
- Sociolinguistics : Branch of linguistics concerned with language in social contexts - how people use language, how it varies, how it contributes to users' sense of identity, etc.
- Syntax (linguistics) : The study of the rules, or 'patterned relations', that govern the way words combine to form phrases and phrases to form sentences.
- Verb : A word in the structure of written and spoken languages that generally defines action.