Linguistics and Strategic Studies: An
More about Linguistics
Linguistics is the scientific study of language. The following are seven broad areas it covers.
You can find a more in-depth description of the areas
of linguistics at Wikipedia.
1. What sounds exist in other languages that we do not have in English?
3. Why might it be important to understand or reproduce a very different dialect? In what jobs would this be important?
4. How can we write down (transcribe) these dialect differences?
The International Phonetic Alphabet
The discrepancy between spelling and sounds led to the formation of the International Phonetics Alphabet (IPA.) The symbols used in this alphabet can be used to represent all sounds of all human languages. The International Phonetic Alphabet.