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Words, phrases, and acronyms specific to the study of linguistics.

This tag is used for two main types of questions:

  1. Seeking the correct term used in the field of linguistics to cover a concept explained in the question.

  2. Seeking a definition or clarification of a given term used in the linguistics field.

But the tag can be used for any questions about linguistics terminology, such as seeking to know the difference between two terms which at first glance appear similar, etc.

This tag should not be used for questions about terminology which is not used in linguistics. Such questions would be general language questions and as such off-topic here. They may belong on English Language & Usage though.

For question about the terminology (study of terms) as subfield of applied linguistics, use .