Although language is a topic of interest for centuries, having and using language is usually taken for granted. My field does the exact opposite: it asks all kinds of questions about language and leads us to its scientific study. The following, fundamental issue still amazes most linguists: How can it be that a speaker utters some kind of noise, and only milliseconds later a listener knows what the speaker has conceived shortly before the moment that noise was uttered?
English linguistics will take us on a journey through complexities involved in answering this question. In doing so, it is mainly concerned with one particular language, English, but often comparisons are made with other languages, German, French and Japanese in particular.
Subject of Studies : English Linguistics