I'm 15 and in high school and I've been wondering if I should study Linguistics in college. More specifically, pragmatics and semantics, particularly pragmatics. I'd like to hear from anyone who knows anything about the field in general. I'd like to know anything from what linguists do, what kind of specialties there are, how many people become linguists, how useful they are/ a degree/ phd is in linguistics is, where good programs are/ university/ college level (anywhere, U.S. and abroad) linguistics as well anything else useful.

Asked By: bluepad216 - 1/2/2008
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Linguistics is a very interesting field. It has so many categories: Historical linguistics (how language changes)phonetics (how your throat makes the sounds), phonology (sound changes and "rules" of sounds--this is fun), morphology (how words are made of smaller parts), syntax (the inherent grammar and rules of ALL... More
Answered By: usmousie - 1/2/2008
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