What is Linguistics?

A short answer on video

Have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNajh9H8Qa8

Links to information

The Linguistic Society of America has a good collection of information about the discipline to peruse. See their "What is Linguistics?" page.

From the LinguistList

See http://linguistlist.org/studentportal/whatis.cfm

Some other answers from the Web