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Linguist

Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It is a very broad field with so many specialties. Some of the linguists work in academia, researching and teaching different areas of language such as phonetics (sounds), syntax (word order) and semantics (meaning). Other researchers in this field focus on specialties like computational linguistics or applied linguistics. Still other linguists work as language experts for the government, advertising companies, dictionary, publishers and various private enterprises. 

Career Options

  • Jobs directly related to linguist degree include: • English as a foreign language teacher • Lexicographer • Publishing copy-editor/proofreader • Speech and language therapist • Teaching assistant

Educational Qualifications

  • • Class 10+2

Personal Skills

  • • Team work • Problem solving • Using your own initiative • Self-management • Time management and organization skills

Courses to be pursued

  • • B.A. (linguistics) • M.A. (linguistics
  • cognitive science
  • psychology
  • computer science
  • anthropology
  • philosophy
  • communication sciences
  • education
  • English
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • and the study of particular language) • Ph.D. (linguistics
  • cognitive science
  • psychology
  • computer science
  • anthropology
  • philosophy
  • communication sciences
  • education
  • English
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • and the study of particular language)

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Working Conditions

Linguists in colleges and universities spend their maximum time in teaching and research. Most linguists work thirty-five to forty hours a week. Etymologists and lexicographers spend most of these hours at their computers or in libraries conducting painstaking and detailed research.

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Successful Persons

Noam Chomsky

Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes he is described as the "father of modern linguistics" and Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy.

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure.

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