||It is customary, at the turn of significant dates, to analyse the situation affecting a particular discipline at the moment, with prospects for the future. In the case of linguistics some events and developments of other disciplines prompt some authors to revise the principles constituting it a scientific discipline. Linguistics should be revised and accept new principles so that it can be a scientifically useful discipline for the starting 21rst century. Linguistics, some authors say, has widened its limits and deepened its views, due to socio-cultural factors and the influence of thought from other sciences. Linguistics today has shifted to peculiar fields of interest, such as cognitivism, pragmatics, text and discourse analysis. Cognitive sciences deal with the problems of knowledge and communication, the solution of which will produce machines which will think and communicate just in the way human beings do. My intention in this article is to contribute with certain observations to the discussion of the topic, since it affects language, the study of language, and the speaking subjects producing language. The claim of this article is that the situation affecting linguistics cannot be defined by external circumstances affecting linguistics or the object of study of linguistics. Linguistics is to be defined in terms of the adequacy of it to the peculiarity of its object of study, the activity of speaking manifesting the nature of those subjects who speak. Language manifests freedom and intelligence of its speakers. This manifestation of language has to do with the essence of human beings, speaking subjects, who are free and historical. Human beings are free, that is creative and absolute, and historical, that is limited. Language manifests in many aspects. This article analyses the conditions affecting language as logos, as the apprehension of things by human historical subjects.