Careers using languages – Linguistics


Careers using languages – LinguisticsLinguistics is the scientific study of language. Linguists study the nature and characteristics of human language. There are many different specializations under the umbrella of linguistics, including:



Anthropological linguistics: the study of the relationship between language and culture.

Applied linguistics: identifying, investigating, and offering solutions to language-related real-life problems.

Discourse analysis: the study of language in the context of conversation.

Etymology: the study of the origin of words.

Language acquisition: the study how we acquire languages

Morphology: the study of the internal structure of words.

Neurolinguistics: the study of the neural mechanisms involved in the comprehension, production and abstract knowledge of language.

Phonetics: the study of the physical sounds of languages, particularly the production and perception of those sounds.

Phonology: the study of how sounds are organized and used in languages to encode meaning.

Pragmatics: the study of the way language can communicate more than is explicitly stated.

Psycholinguistics; the study of the connection between thinking and the use of language.

Semantics; the study of meaning.

Sociolinguistics: the study of the relationship between language and society.

Syntax: the study of the rules that govern the way the words in a sentence come together.

Theoretical linguistics: concerned with developing models of linguistic knowledge.

Linguists work for a range of organizations, including universities and colleges, high tech companies, research institutions, consulting firms, government, and the military.



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