Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. The science of language includes sounds, grammar, meaning and much more. Modern work in linguistics has had a profound impact on many fields like psychology, cognitive science, computer science (e.g. voice recognition software, artificial intelligence), philosophy, the study of individual languages, publishing, forensics and anthropology (study of human societies and culture).
A linguistics major provides students with valuable training for many different kinds of opportunities following graduation
Some of the study areas in the field of linguistics include -
· phonetics : concerned with the actual properties of speech sounds, and how they are produced and perceived.
· semantics : studies what words and phrases mean, and how people make use of meaning.
· historical linguistics : Evolution of languages over time.
· sociolinguistics : studies how language works in situations of social interaction.
. psycholinguistics : looks at how children learn language, and how adults use it.
· applied linguistics : looks at how people learn a second language
· Neurolinguistics: looks at language processing in the brain
- B.A. (Hons) in Foreign Languages
- M.A. Sanskrit and Lexicography
- M.A. Linguistics
- Post Graduate Diploma in Linguistics
- Ph.D in Linguistics
- Ph.D in Sanskrit and Lexicography
- M.Phil. in Foreign Languages
- Diploma Course in Special Education (Hearing Impaired) [D.S.E. (Hearing Impaired)]
- Diploma in Hearing Aid and Earmould Technology
- Bachelors in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (BSLPA)
- Masters in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (MASLP)
- Masters in Audiology (M.Sc)
- Masters in Speech language Pathology (M.Sc)
- Doctoral Program in Audiology/ Speech Language Pathology
- B.Sc Speech and Hearing
- Bachelor of Special Education
- Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Speech Sciences
- Lexicographers (people who write dictionaries)
- Speech Language Pathologist (work with children and adults having reading/writing disabilities)
- Interpreters/ Translators
- Professional linguists: Collect information on languages without a script. They analyze how the speakers of this language use sounds and words, so as to come up with the best alphabet for writing this language.
- Deccan College, Pune
- Calcutta University, Kolkata
- Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
- Osmania University, Hyderabad
- Department of Foreign Languages, Bangalore University
- Alliance Française, Bengaluru
- Goethe-Institute Max Mueller Bhavan, Bengaluru
- Institute of Spanish Studies, Bengaluru and New Delhi
- Karnatak University, Dharwad
- University of Delhi
- University of Kerala
- University of Mysore
- University of Hyderabad
- All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore
- Dr. S.R. Chandrashekar Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bengaluru