Language and Linguistics

Modified: 2021-01-21


There are around 6,000 languages in the world today but many are disappearing quickly. The study of language predates cognitive science but it is now an important subject for cognitive scientists. Earlier, I noted how different academic disciplines that study the same subject often have trouble developing an interdisciplinary approach. Language is one of the poster children for that problem.


History

GENERAL PROPERTIES OF LANGUAGE

Language has six properties that many psychologists accept as definitional. Language is:

Parts of Language/Linguistics

Reading and Writing* (both are newer and much newer and less common)

* CS related

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