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Getting Smarter through Language

Enrichment Lessons

About Language and Linguistics

Misconceptions about Linguistics

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Content and Objectives

When people hear about linguistics, they generally do not understand exactly what it is. They also cannot tell exactly what linguists do. This lesson includes a video that will clear up the main misconceptions about linguistics.

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • What linguistics is.
  • Different branches of linguistics.
  • Difference between prescriptive and descriptive linguistics.
  • What linguists do and where they work.
  • Difference between a linguist and a polyglot.


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