It is assumed that linguistics involves learning lots of different languages, however, it is actually focused on the workings of language. The study of linguistics involves answering the following questions:
• Why is it that we have different languages?
• What is the best way to learn/teach a language
• Why do languages change over time?
• How does language within literature vary from other forms of language?
A linguist connects the study of language to problems concerning the present world, …show more content…
Students are able to study linguistics as a Bachelor’s of Arts (BA) degree, or to combine it with another subject that complements it greatly, such as English language, English literature, a modern foreign language or creative writing.
What should I expect from studying Linguistics?
Linguistic degree programmes are usually three years in length, unless a student is choosing a sandwich course which includes a placement year where the individual spends the third year abroad (studying and/or working) or at a work placement. If a student chooses a sandwich degree, the course length is increased to four years in total length.
This subject area is typically a taught degree where students learn through seminars, lectures and tutorials, independent learning as well as completing assessments.
How will I be assessed?
Assessments generally include coursework assignments that may incorporate essays, reports, presentations, short tests, discussions and group work. Formal assessments, which carry weight towards your final grade(s) may cover short answer questions, data analysis and essays. Additionally, students are generally required to complete a final year project, in the format of a research project or a …show more content…
Students who wish to attend university will gain a numerous set of transferable skills that will prove useful in general areas of life as well as employment, such as, organisation and time-management skills through the completing coursework and working towards deadlines. Individuals will also be able to brush up on their social skills by working with others in presentations and completing group work projects.
Why study Linguistics?
Linguistics is ideal for those who are completed interested in the construction of language, how it impacts our world, and how it has and will continue to evolve. Linguistics is for those who do not necessarily want to study a particular foreign language but language as a whole.
What happens after I graduate?
Due to the skills gained through the study of linguistics, such as data analysis, critical thinking, statistics and IT ability and presentation skills, these areas of expertise are perfect for careers in education, language and teaching. Other students may wish to continue studying and to gain a postgraduate