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Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Human language has many aspects that linguists focus on with some of them being word order in sentences (syntax), the interpretation of sentences and words (semantics), the structure of words (morphology), the structure of sounds (phonology) and how the sounds of human language are made and heard (phonetics). Language provides a unique insight into what it is to be human so there is cross-disciplinary affinity with anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, psychology and other fields of study with specific linguistic subfields. Learn more about studying linguistics through the Linguistics Department