Study Linguistics

Linguistics Degrees and Courses

If you're interested in studying linguistics and language, we may be able to help you find a great college.

Linguistics is essentially the study of language form, such as the grammar, syntax and phonology of a language; the meaning of languages, including semantics and pragmatics; and the history and evolution of language. There are numerous variations and specialties under the broad linguistics subject.

Student doing homework outsideLinguistics graduates may work in a variety of fields, such as teaching at various levels (university classes to individual training), writing, editing and researching, or translating and interpreting. A good road to follow for college students is to major in a second field to complement their linguistics training. Typical second majors could include a foreign language, psychology, education, information technology, philosophy or journalism.

The study of language and linguistics is very specialized and not every college offers a good program. But if you want to become a linguist, you need the right training.

It's not an easy field. And it certainly isn't for everyone. But it can be an interested and rewarding field for the right people.

We hope to be able to give you a brief listing of some good colleges to look at and consider.

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