Linguistics (Q1)

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Linguistics (Q100) The study of the nature of language, its development and acquisition. May involve some study of human vocal anatomy. fl.CugSubject
Applied linguistics (Q110) The investigation of the acquisition of language and how to improve it. Includes study of language impairment and how to remedy it. Also includes Language Pathology. fl.CugSubject
Historical linguistics (Q120) The study of the structure and development of languages, now dead, which form the root of modern languages. May also be called Philology. fl.CugSubject
Phonetics & phonology (Q130) The study of speech and language from the point of view of sound analysis. fl.CugSubject
Phonetics (Q131) The study of speech processes, including the production, perception and analysis of speech sound. Includes speech acoustics, anatomy and physiology. fl.CugSubject
Phonology (Q132) The study of the sound systems of languages. fl.CugSubject
Sociolinguistics (Q140) The study of socially-conditioned factors in language and language use. fl.CugSubject
Psycholinguistics (Q150) The study of cognition and the effects of psychology on linguistic understanding and ability. fl.CugSubject
British Sign Language (Q160) The study of British Sign language, its structure, history, grammar and use. This may include the study of the British deaf community and culture and interpretation between BSL and English. May also include the linguistic study of BSL and comparison with other signed and spoken languages. fl.CugSubject
Linguistics not elsewhere classified (Q190) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into other Linguistics categories. To be used sparingly. fl.CugSubject