The statistical and/or rule-based modeling of natural language from a computational perspective.
The study of the ways in which languages influence one another when people speaking two or more languages (or dialects) interact.
The work of analyzing and describing how language is spoken.
The study of language change.
The study of the acquisition of language.
The study of morphemes, the smallest units of grammatical meaning, such as inflection and affixes.
The study of the sounds of human speech.
Studies the sound system of a specific language.
Studies the ability of natural language speakers to communicate more than that which is explicitly stated.
The study of the rhythm, stress, and intonation of speech.
Studies the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, and understand language.
Refers to aspects of meaning, as expressed in language or other systems of signs.
The study of the effect of any and all aspects of society on the way language is used.
The study of the rules that govern the structure of sentences, and which determine their relative grammaticality.