- The definition of general linguistics is the science or study of language.
An example of general linguistics is studying how people learn second languages.
Variant of linguistics
- the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics: sometimes subdivided into descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical, and geographical linguisticsoften general linguistics
- the study of the structure, development, etc. of a particular language and its relationship to other languages: English linguistics
Origin: ; from linguistic