What is linguistics?
Linguistics is the study of language. Linguists are interested in understanding the properties common to all human languages along with language history, function and acquisition. What are the characteristics that all languages share and what makes each language distinctive? How does language vary according to region, social class, ethnicity and gender? Linguists also explore many specific aspects of individual languages, language groups and language uses. A linguistics degree cuts across the boundaries between the sciences and the humanities and is closely allied with many other fields, including anthropology, psychology, sociology, speech therapy and computer science.
Why study linguistics at UNH?
The linguistics degree program at UNH provides a solid foundation in the liberal arts while also preparing you for further studies in areas such as law, speech or hearing science, or language. It’s a great fit if you’re interested in teaching English as a Foreign Language at home or abroad. The major also matches well with a dual or double major in fields such as business administration.
- English as a Second Language teacher
- Knowledge engineer
- Speech pathologist