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linguistic anthropology
a scientific field in which anthropologists study language in its social and cultural context.
historical linguistics
a reconstruction of ancient language by comparing their contempary descendents
language
our primary means of communication spoken and written
phonology
the study of speech sounds, considers which sounds are present and significant in a language.
morphology
the study of the forms in which sounds combine to form
lexicon
a dictionary containing all its morphemes and their meanings
syntax
the arrangement and order of words in phrases and sentences