Talk:Outline of linguistics

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Text from 2002[edit]

(the following moved out of the article text:)

I don't want to flame anyone, but I am very put off by this approach. I do not see any place in this outline for "practical" linguistics matters - like descriptions of real languages, language learning and teaching, or even language acquisition by children. Call it applied linguistics if you want to but theoretical linguistics cannot exist without applied linguistics.

The distinction I want to make used to be made in anthropology by the names ethnography and ethnology. Unfortunately I can't do that to "linguistics". I don't dare suggest any changes because I am too hostile to what I see here to be really neutral. -- Kleinecke

ps. I added Panini.


Language acquisition seems like a basic topic; why not add it? Vicki Rosenzweig, Saturday, June 8, 2002

Unsorted text from 2004 and 2005[edit]

This page currently is linked from a lot of articles. Is it right to have a link from an article to the Wikipedia namespace ? Jay 14:28, 15 Feb 2004 (UTC)


I notice that although there's nothing at structural linguistics there is content at Structuralism#Structuralism_in_Linguistics. Should this content appear at structural linguistics? Lukobe 04:13, 28 Apr 2004 (UTC)

No, IMO structural linguistics shouldn't exist, since structuralism is a linguistic movement. Just changed the link. --[[User:Valmi|Valmi]] 03:38, 29 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Check out Glossary of linguistic terms. --Ben 03:41, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)


Proficiency[edit]

I'm writing Language proficiency. Obviously, please give it a look-see; help develop it, and then I'll probably try to include it here. samwaltz 02:38, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Prefixes[edit]

I have proposed List of English prefixes for transwiki to wiktionary, and I thought you might be interested. Please suggest otherplaces I might post this. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 15:00, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Systemic linguistics[edit]

Anyone with the expertise to expand the stub? Systemic linguistics Tony 09:10, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Rename proposal for this page and all the pages of the set this page belongs to[edit]

See the proposal at the Village pump

The Transhumanist 09:20, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

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