Linguistics is the (scientific) study of natural human language. See a reasonably good page at Wikipedia.

Formal Linguistics

Linguists may deploy formal methods to understand grammatical strings of words, and to allow compositional theories of meaning based on the meanings of the subparts of sentences.


  • diverse materials and corpora can be found at extensive web site The Linguist List
  • Wikipedia linguistics, philology, phonetics, morphology (linguistics), syntax, semantics, pragmatics, semiotics, linguistic typology, historical linguistics, comparative linguistics
  • LaTeX for linguists
  • F. de Saussure, Cours de linguistique générale
  • André Martinet, Éléments de linguistique générale, (Engl. transl.: Elements of General Linguistics)
  • Adrian Akmajian, Richard A. Demers, Ann K. Farmer, Robert M. Harnish, Linguistics, an introduction to language and communication
  • John Lyons, Semantics; Linguistics semantics
  • Bernard Comrie, Language universals and linguistic typology, syntax and morphology, 1981, 1989
  • Peter Ladefoged, Keith Johnson, A course in phonetics
  • Steven Pinker, The language instinct, 1994
  • Winfred P. Lehmann, Historical linguistics: an introduction
  • George Lakoff, Women, fire and dangerous things, 1987
  • Ronald Langacker, Foundations of cognitive grammar, vol. 1, 1987, vol. 2, 1991
  • Pieter A. M. Seuren, The logic of language, vol. II of Language from within; (vol. I: Language in cognition) Oxford University Press 2010

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