“Do You Think About Linguistics When You Read? | Discussion” by Holly in Nut Free Nerd

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This past semester I took my first ever linguistics class in college and it opened my eyes to this exciting and interesting field of study. Previously I had always made the distinction between linguistics and the study of literature, mostly because I had never explored linguistics in a classroom setting before. However, there is actually a close and valuable connection between these two different branches.

[ling-gwis-tiks] 
noun, ( used with a singular verb
1. the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics.

The suggestion that we can use linguistics to help us better understand literature (such as why Holden Caulfield evokes certain emotions in us) made me realize that this specific focus on words has always been something that has interested…

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