Here is What You can Do with a Degree in Linguistics


Noam Chomsky นักภาษาศาสตร์ อธิบายว่า ภาษาศาสตร์ จริงๆ แล้ว เรียนอะไร จบแล้ว ทำอะไร เป็นอะไรได้บ้าง

When you tell someone that you are a linguist, they respond in: how many languages do you speak?  People so often assume that a linguist’s job is to learn as much languages as possible, when in actuality it is not anything near that. So, let us put an end to this erroneous assumption once and for all.

Linguists do not engage in learning languages, linguists engage in studying how language works. And when I say language, I mean human language, an umbrella term that subsumes all languages spoken by humans, including pidginscreoles, and sign languages. Thanks to linguists the world is a better place now, many daunting problems that existed for centuries have been solved because now we have a better understanding of language and language-related issues. in this article, you will see, in full-length, the contributions of linguists to the modern world. And you are going to see that it’s a disgrace to confine a linguist’s job to just learning languages.
Let me just give you some examples before we break things down in more detail. A linguist’s job could involve exploring the neuroscience of how language works in the brain; the typology of how different languages achieve similar functions using different formal devices, the developmental psychology of how children language acquisition works and how it can go awry; how language ability stops working in aphasia, Alzheimer’s, or due to some other dysfunction; how language works as a bidirectional human-computer interfacehow language works when learned later in life in the classroom; how languages change; how language defines various social identities; how language functions in other professions, including politics, law and law enforcement; and how does one make new, working constructed languages  ( yes linguists brought you Dothraki and Valyrian).