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    Hi

    please, can you help me to understand the differences between ( schools of linguistics and linguistic theories )

    in wikipedia, i don't find any differences !

    So,What are the schools, and what are the different theories of linguistics?


    Many thanks for you

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    Default Re: Schools of linguistics and linguistic theories

    Quote Originally Posted by chourouk View Post
    Hi

    please, can you help me to understand the differences between ( schools of linguistics and linguistic theories )

    in wikipedia, i don't find any differences !

    So,What are the schools, and what are the different theories of linguistics?


    Many thanks for you
    A "school of linguistics" is simply the people who have invented, and who follow, a particular "theory of linguistics". For example, one linguistic school might be "Chomskian".

    This applies to "a school" of anything - painting, philosophy, writing. In this meaning of ''school'', it means those who adhere to a particular theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    A "school of linguistics" is simply the people who have invented, and who follow, a particular "theory of linguistics". For example, one linguistic school might be "Chomskian".

    This applies to "a school" of anything - painting, philosophy, writing. In this meaning of ''school'', it means those who adhere to a particular theory.
    Ok, It's clear now .

    Thank you so much :))

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    Some schools are associated with a place, like the Prague School.

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    Good explanations....

    Linguistic theory's can be theories based on specific languages but also how best to learn languages... How we learn languages today is far removed from how we learned languages say in the 1980's. Linguistic theories are also linked with how best people learn based on modern scientific discoveries of the human brain.

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