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Linguist

Linguists work as interpreters and translators who convert spoken and written information from one language to another and can also specialize in sign language.

It's a skilled position which requires specific training and education in the linguists referred language. 

It's a very diverse, intersecting with many areas such as anthropology, computer science, engineering, foreign language study, neurology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and speech & hearing science, among others. As a result, a degree in linguistics can provide the foundation for a wide range of jobs and careers.


Career Options

  • - 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)

Top Colleges

  • Harvard University Address: Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Phone: +1 617-495-1000 Website: https://www.harvard.edu/
  • Loyola College Address: Sterling Road, Near Nungambakkam Railway Station, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034 Phone: 044 2817 8200 Website: http://www.loyolacollege.edu/

Working Conditions

Linguists in colleges and universities divide their work duration between teaching and research. Etymologists and lexicographers spend most of these hours at their computers or in libraries conducting painstaking and detailed research.

Top Companies

  • Linguistic Society of America Address: 1325 Eighteenth St. NW, Ste. 211 Washington, DC 20036-6501 Phone: (202) 835-1714 Website: http://www.lsadc.org
  • American Association of Applied Linguistics Address: 3416 Primm Lane Birmingham, AL 35216 Phone: (866) 821-7700 Website: http://www.aaal.org

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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