Linguistics

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Linguistics by Mind Map: Linguistics

1. What is Language?

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

1.2. Can be transferred/applied to various other media

1.2.1. for example Braille, writing systems, sign language

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

1.3.1. Design Features

1.3.1.1. Use of Sound Signalls

1.3.1.2. Arbitrariness

1.3.1.3. Need for Learning

1.3.1.4. Duality

1.3.1.5. Structure Dependance

1.3.1.6. Displacement

1.3.1.7. Creativity (Productivity)

1.3.1.8. Patterning

2. What is Linguistics?