Linguistics Major

Linguistics major is a program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

What can you do with a major/degree in Linguistics Major?

You will typically need a bachelor’s degree if your ambition is to have a career in this area of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.  The job opportunities are in varied fields, anthropology, literary analysis, communications, philosophy, artificial intelligence, teaching, psychology, and even neurology.   Job titles may include (but are not limited to) copy editor, translator, linguist, technical writer, language specialist, computational linguist, forensic linguist, and lexicographer.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Linguistics Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Linguistics Major