APPLICATIONS OFLINGUISTICS AS A SCIENCEOF LANGUAGEDEEPA MONI BORUAHPhD (LINGUISTICS)JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITYNEW DELHI-110067INDIA
Linguistics is the scientific study ofLanguage.Language in relation to Society.Language in relation to EducationLanguage in relation to Mind and Brain.Language in relation to Technology.WHAT IS LINGUISTICS?
GOALSLinguists (people who are specialists inLinguistics) primary goal is to understand thenature of Language in general.Linguists not only describe the diversecharacteristics of individual languages but alsoseek to discover the universal properties whichall languages share and try to explain the innateand acquired characteristics of language.
CONCLUSIONLinguistics is a developing science thesedays.Linguistics can help in discovering new waysof learning languages. It helps to understandhow language works.Linguistics study helps to develop skills indata analysis, problem solving, and logicalthinking that can be applied to many fields orpursue careers in areas like foreign languageteaching, the teaching of English as a secondlanguage ,the publishing and communicationindustries, translating andinterpreting, computational fields etc.