Linguistics deals with the study of structure, use and psychology of language. Linguistics is concerned with the nature of language and communication. Although linguistics is still largely unfamiliar to the educated public, it is a growing and exciting field, with an increasingly important impact on other fields as diverse as psychology, philosophy, education, language teaching, sociology, anthropology, computer science, and artificial intelligence. It includes the following subareas:
It can involve looking at how languages change over time (historical linguistics); how language varies from situation to situation, group to group, and place to place (sociolinguistics, dialectology); how people use language in context (pragmatics, discourse analysis); how to model aspects of language (computational linguistics); how people acquire or learn language (language acquisition); and how people process language (psycholinguistics, experimental linguistics).
Students who major in linguistics acquire valuable intellectual skills, such as analytical reasoning, critical thinking, argumentation, and clarity of expression.
Linguistics majors are therefore well equipped for a variety of graduate-level and professional programs and careers.
Several under graduate and post graduate degree and diploma programs are conducted in the field of linguistics by various universities/institutes all over India.