Linguistics is the study of language in all its
manifestations. The various subfields of linguistics rely on
close connections with other disciplines such as philosophy,
psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, translation, and
Linguists concern themselves with questions such as: How do
languages differ? What do they have in common? How and why do
languages change? How do children learn language? How does a
person's language influence their thinking? How does language
reflect society and culture?
The contributions of linguists are important to disciplines
like Education, Artificial Intelligence, Software Development,
Voice Recognition Technology, Speech Pathology, Search Engine
Development, Telecommunications, and Translation, as well as
professional fields such as Advertising, Editing and Publishing,
Government Service, Journalism, Law, and the Media.