WHAT IS LINGUISTICS?

Linguistics in Everyday Life

The study of the language can be found in everything we do while telling a joke, naming your pet and even calling your pet, using computer software, or helping a relative who’s had a health problem. Linguistics study means any feature and essence of we have always wondered about.

“A language is not just words. It’s a culture, a tradition, a unification of a community, a whole history that creates what a community is. It’s all embodied in a language.”
― Noam Chomsky
American Professor of Linguistics

Studying Linguistics

Studying linguistics at any level will provide you the insight in of the most significant parts of being the mankind; the ability to communicate through language is the most fundamental part of everyday life.  From functional theory to language acquisition theories, and computational linguistics and psycholinguistics, any aspect of the language can be studied. The study of linguistics basically focuses on how language works, and how it is used, developed and preserved over time.

“To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture.”
― Frantz Fanon
French West Indian Psychiatris

The Science of Linguistics

It is a vital to know that linguists are not only multilingual persons with grammatical skills and  a love with words, but the researchers has a systematic dedication to the study of the language by applying the scientific method by making observations, testing hypotheses, and developing theories.  The study of language is more than studying sounds, grammar and meaning. It requires an extensive knowledge which includes every discipline.

“Language, never forget, is more fashion than science, and matters of usage, spelling and pronunciation tend to wander around like hemlines.”
― Bill Bryson
Journalist

Linguistics as a Profession

An undergraduate or advanced degree in linguistics can prepare you for a career in a variety of different fields, including but not limited to: teaching, publishing, national security, international affairs, policy, forensics, medicine and technology. A degree in linguistics is also  useful for teaching abroad, publishing roles and positions in government administration. Linguistics graduates also go into jobs where they can use their knowledge of linguistics directly, such as working for dictionary compilers or as proofreaders and editors.