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Linguistics by Mind Map: Linguistics
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Linguistics

What is Language?

In linguistics 'language' means a system of signs used to communicate information

Sign = feature of language or behaviour that conveys meaning.

Can be transferred/applied to various other media

for example Braille, writing systems, sign language

Can it be defined/distinguished from other systems of animal communication?

Design Features, Use of Sound Signalls, Arbitrariness, Need for Learning, Duality, Structure Dependance, Displacement, Creativity (Productivity), Patterning

What is Linguistics?