[lg policy] Explore language largesse

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Explore language largesse
Studying this subject would prepare you for a number of career paths as it develops problem-solving ability and enables you to find patterns in complicated data apart from mastering writing and comprehension skills
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Institute Watch

  *   Aligarh Muslim University (UP), offering BA(Hons.), M.A. in Linguistics, Certificate in Linguistics, P.G. Diploma in Linguistics
  *   University of Delhi, offering M.A. in Linguistics, Diploma in Linguistics and Advanced Diploma in Applied Linguistics.
  *   Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi), offering M.A.in<http://M.A.in> Linguistics.
  *   Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, offering M.A.in<http://M.A.in> Linguistics.
  *   University of Calcutta, offering M.A in Linguistics.
  *   IIIT, Hyderabad offering M. Tech Computational Linguistics.

Eligibility

  *   For acquiring a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, you must have to pass the Higher Secondary or Plus II examination with humanities. For acquiring a post- graduation degree, a graduation in Linguistics is a must.

[Explore language largesse]

Gauri Chhabra

Have you ever noticed how language has evolved and grown over the years? Read The Prologue to Canterbury Tales by Chaucer and notice how some of the popular verses like Whan that April, with his shoures soote have evolved to become 'when April with its showers sweet'.  Language changes its meaning and syntax. This is due to the fact that large-scale shifts often occur in response to social, economic and political pressures. History records many examples of language change fueled by invasions, colonisation and migration. Even without these kinds of influences, a language can change dramatically if enough users alter the way they speak it. Frequently, the needs of speakers drive language change. New technologies, industries, products and experiences simply require new words. Plastic, cell phones and the Internet didn’t exist in Shakespeare’s time, for example. By using new and emerging terms, we all drive language change. But the unique way that individuals speak also fuels language change. That’s because no two individuals use a language in exactly the same way. The vocabulary and phrases people use depend on where they live, their age, education level, social status and other factors. Through our interactions, we pick up new words and sayings and integrate them into our speech.  Would you like to go through these changing patterns of language that put you at the center of the intellectual universe? If yes, you should think about studying Linguistics.

Course Cursor

Linguistic courses make the students learn about organisation and use of languages as well as develop skills in critical reading, argumentation and analysis. There are several focused and integrated courses to choose from: B.A Hons. Linguistics: This is an undergraduate language course of 3-year duration where you will study nature structure, and variation of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics. Students develop the ability to construct and manage an argument and work as a team to work on common goals and the ability to solve problems that help you in real life situations. Post M.A Diploma in Linguistics: This diploma is of one-year duration and would be very beneficial for you if you wish to script a career in Linguistics after your post-graduation. It is divided into 2 semesters where you would be introduced to the basic sub areas of Linguistics like phonetics, phonology, morphology in the first semester and Introductory Transformational Generative Syntax, Aspects of Linguistics Behaviour Applied Linguistics Interdisciplinary Course-I in the second semester. Offered by the University of Delhi, this course would prepare you for jobs in corporate sector on accent training. Advanced Diploma in Applied Linguistics: This advanced programme gives an integrated approach to language in a diverse range of contexts, including translation, journalism and media, language policy and planning, website design and socio-educational development. At the end of this course, you will look at the world with new eyes. You would also learn to analyze texts that encounter in everyday and professional lives, and able to apply this knowledge for a range of purposes.  M.A. Applied Linguistics: Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary field of research and practice dealing with problems relating to language and communication in society, the media, organizations, business and politics.  Students in this MA programme are given the tools to identify problems and to work on solving them by applying linguistic theories and employing empirical and experimental methods. This course would provide you both breadth of knowledge in several areas of applied linguistics and the specialised knowledge and skills needed to plan and conduct research in the areas of specialisation within the programme, such as language acquisition, discourse analysis, and service learning, among others. You may specialise in any areas of applied linguistics where faculty expertise is available MTech Computational Linguistics: Computational linguistics applies computer technology to address questions in theoretical linguistics, as well as to create applications for use in parsing, data retrieval, machine translation, and other areas. People can apply actual knowledge of a language in translation and interpreting, as well as in language education — the teaching of a second or foreign language. Policy makers work with governments to implement new plans in education and teaching which are based on linguistic research. MTech (CL) is an intensive two-year programme in which students of computer science background get opportunity to learn how to apply computational knowledge for natural language processing that includes machine translation, information extraction and retrieval and speech technology. This is a research-oriented programme in which you can take advanced courses related to their area of specialisation in the first year and devote the second year entirely towards their research thesis. This dynamic interdisciplinary program draws on linguistic theory, computer science and philosophy, cognitive science and psychology. The course also focuses on how computers and algorithms can be used to model the sounds, grammar, and meaning of human language. Professionals and researchers in computational linguistics apply computational and statistical techniques to linguistic data. Ph.D. Linguistics: In this programme there are four concentrations leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Theoretical Linguistics. You would learn to carry out cutting-edge linguistic research, culminating in the completion of a dissertation. To help you in the transition from "consuming" to also "producing" linguistic research, there are a number of structures and requirements in place. Degree would provide advanced training in field linguistics and documentary linguistics, in the primary areas of the field in sound, syntax, and meaning and in second language acquisition, as well as training in linguistic computing and experience in presenting original research in professional venues.

Career Pathways

Teaching: Those with a master’s in linguistics can opt for a career as lecturer in various institutions that impart education in Indian languages. Several government agencies hire linguists to supervise language training programs. Linguists are also hired to carry out research in various languages, or to work in specialized fields such as the determination of geographical names for mapping and other purposes. Freelancing also offer very good prospects. Banking: With the world economy becoming more and more globalised, linguistics also can meander in sectors like banking where more and more multinational companies are hiring graduate and post graduates for providing effective phonetics, language input, culture and customer service training to delegates and the like. Entertainment and Publishing: Linguists with a theatre background may do voice coaching in the entertainment industry, helping actors with the phonetics of particular languages, dialects, and foreign accents. Others may offer accent reduction lessons for professionals. Publishers are frequently looking for graduates with knowledge of principles of textual organisation, discourse structure, grammar and semantics. In publishing, linguists are involved with producing foreign language text books, editing, consulting and planning elementary and secondary programs of curriculum design. You can also become Lexicographers who are involved in the publishing of dictionaries. Healthcare: People with post graduation in linguistics are recruited in hospitals as speech therapists or Neuro linguists. Speech and language therapists (SLTs) work closely with babies, children and adults who have various levels of speech, language and communication problems, and with those who have swallowing, drinking or eating difficulties. Software Industry: If you take a degree on Computational linguistics, you would be hired by the software industry to develop computer systems that deal with human language. They need a good understanding of both programming and linguistics. You would also computational linguists build systems that can perform tasks such as speech recognition (e.g., Siri), speech synthesis, machine translation (e.g., Google Translate), grammar checking, text mining and other "Big Data" applications, and many others. There are also linguistics jobs in the software industry that do not necessarily require much programming background- for example, speech data evaluators, linguistic data managers, annotators, and localization specialists. So, cruise through the courses that are available in linguistics and zero in on a course that takes you through the Life of Language.
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What isLinguistics?

Linguistics is the study of language which identifies the common element connecting the languages and draws its relevance from archeology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, English, computer science and almost all subjects known to mankind.  It includes the following sub areas:

  *   Phonetics (the study of the production, acoustics and hearing of speech sounds)
  *   Phonology (the patterning of sounds)
  *   Morphology (the structure of words)
  *   Syntax (the structure of sentences)
  *   Semantics (meaning)
  *   Pragmatics (language in context)

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