Linguistics, simply put, is the science of language. There is of course a lot more to say than that, and you can find my longer explanation of what it is in this specific post. Since I started learning languages in late primary school and early secondary school, I knew that I had a real interest in languages. I also knew I enjoyed science lessons much more than my least favourite lessons – English literature and History. It wasn’t until I was studying for a BA in French and German that I realised just how I could combine my love of languages and my naturally ‘scientific’ mind – that is in Linguistics. So a Masters and a PhD later, and I became a researcher in the field of Linguistics. The job I got after completing my PhD, before becoming a mum, was actually in a psychology lab, but I was employed for my linguistic skills to work on a project about how children with language impairments hear rhythm in speech and music.
Linguistics comes into my blog posts in different ways – click HERE to see how. Sometimes it’s to do with the meaning of words, and most recently it’s about the data I’ve collected on the kids’ language development.
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