Text linguistics is a branch of linguistics that deals with texts as communication systems. Its original aims lay in uncovering and describing text grammars. The application of text linguistics has, however, evolved from this approach to a point in which text is viewed in much broader terms that go beyond a mere extension of traditional grammar towards an entire text.
Someone who engages in this study is called a linguist. Linguistics can be theoretical or applied. Linguistics can be described as all of the following: An academic discipline – a body of knowledge given to-or received by-a disciple (student); a branch or sphere of knowledge, or field of study, that an individual has chosen to specialise in.
The text can be used for introductory and advanced courses, and for courses that touch upon different aspects of the lexicon, such as lexical semantics, lexicography, syntax, general linguistics, computational lexicology and ontology design.
Studying English Linguistics. Lehramt Englisch: Linguistics. BA English Studies: Linguistics. 2019, 9am – 6pm. Organizers: Ulrike Schneider (Mainz) & Manfred Sailer (Frankfurt). Keynote: Bas Aarts (UCL).