Fields of Study

Browse psycholinguistic glossary terms organized by field of study.

  • Formal Science (branch) the scientific study of abstract matters by means of logical systems
    • Computer Science (sub-branch) the scientific study of computation, information, and automation
    • Information Science (sub-branch) the scientific study of data organization, classification, manipulation, and retrieval
    • Mathematics (sub-branch) the scientific study of numbers and formulae
  • Integrated Science (specialized branch) the scientific study of topics that include more than one branch of science
    • Grammatology (field) the scientific study of writing
      • Epigraphy (interdisciplinary sub-field) the study and interpretation of ancient inscriptions
      • Orthography (sub-field) the study of writing conventions for a given language
      • Palaeography (interdisciplinary sub-field) the study of past writing systems and the dating of historical manuscripts
    • Lexicography (interdisciplinary field) the study of vocabulary in a given language
    • Linguistics (field) the scientific study of language
      • Computational Linguistics (interdisciplinary sub-field) the scientific study of language by means of computational methods
      • Etymology (interdisciplinary sub-field) the study of word origins
      • Historical Linguistics (sub-field) the scientific study of language change over time
      • Morphology (sub-field) the study of word forms and their relationships to other words
      • Neurolinguistics (interdisciplinary sub-field) the scientific study of the relationship between brain processes and language
      • Philology (interdisciplinary sub-field) the study of oral and historical written language
      • Psycholinguistics (interdisciplinary sub-field) the scientific study of the relationship between human behavior and language
      • Sociolinguistics (interdisciplinary sub-field) the study of the relationship between social factors and language
  • Natural Science (branch) the scientific study of all aspects of the physical world
    • Life Science (sub-branch) the scientific study of all aspects of life
      • Biology (field) the scientific study of living organisms
        • Anatomy (sub-field) the scientific study of parts of living organisms
        • Neuroscience (interdisciplinary sub-field) the scientific study of the human nervous system, its parts, and functions
        • Physiology (sub-field) the scientific study of functions and mechanisms of living systems
    • Physical Science (sub-branch) the scientific study of non-living organisms
  • Social Science (branch) the scientific study of humans, human societies, human behavior, and their relationships
    • Anthropology (field) the scientific study of humanity and human societies
    • History (field) the study of past events, their causes, and consequences
    • Literary Science (interdisciplinary field) the scientific study of literature, its history, development, and theory
    • Psychology (field) the scientific study of human and non-human behavior
    • Sociology (field) the scientific study of human society

Citation

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PsychLing Contributors. "Fields of Study." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 10 Sep. 2023, psylng.org/glossary/field. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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PsychLing (2023, September 10). Fields of Study. Retrieved from https://psylng.org/glossary/field

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PsychLing Contributors. "Fields of Study." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created September 10, 2023. Modified September 10, 2023. Accessed May 29, 2024. https://psylng.org/glossary/field.

Bibliography

DLP

Crystal, David, ed. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.