Part 1: ‘Language in Use’ was a subject in which I tutored at the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, now the University of Tasmania, in 1974 and it was here that I first came across socio and psycho-linguistics. I hope to get into this subject now in my retirement. Although I had studied the teaching of English at teachers’ college in 1966-7, had studied English Literature and Composition in primary and secondary school in a multitude of forms from 1949 to 1963 and taught English as a teacher from 1967 until 1973, I had had no contact with the academic discipline of linguistics until 1974. After 1974 I had no more contact with the subject until the 1990s at a technical and further education college(now a polytechnic) and then only peripherally as relatively limited parts of several of the subjects I taught at that time. By 2006, after seven years in retirement, linguistics only came across my path occasionally. I began to keep a file on the subject in 2003 and I had only two articles from previous courses I had taught. After three years, 2003-2006, there were still less than 20 items in the file. It seemed relevant to continue with this file even though the subject had limited value thusfar. Part 2: Linguistics, I am informed by Wikipedia, is the scientific study of language. Such study has, broadly speaking, three aspects: language form, language meaning, and language in context. The earliest known activities in the description of language have been attributed to Pāṇini (fl. 4th century BCE), with his analysis of Sanskrit in Ashtadhyayi. Linguistics analyzes human language as a system for relating sounds and meaning. Phonetics studies acoustic and articulatory properties of the production and perception of speech sounds and non-speech sounds. The study of languagemeaning, on the other hand, deals with how languages encode relations between entities, properties, and other aspects of the world to convey, process, and assign meaning, as well as to manage and resolve ambiguity. While the study of semanticstypically concerns itself with truth conditions,pragmatics deals with how context influences meanings. Ron Price 15/3/'05 to 21/1/'15.