Why You Should join?

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:

  • phonetics (the study of the production, acoustics and hearing of speech sounds)
  • phonology (the patterning of sounds)
  • morphology (the structure of words)
  • syntax (the structure of sentences)
  • semantics (meaning)
  • pragmatics (language in context)


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.

Who Should join?

Several under graduate and post graduate degree and diploma programs are conducted in the field of linguistics by various universities/institutes all over India.

  • The minimum eligibility criteria for a student seeking admission in undergraduate program is a pass in 10+2 examination.
  • To pursue education at post graduate level, one should have passed a graduation in linguistics or a degree in any stream.

Discipline Groups

  • Linguistics

Programs in Linguistics

  • B.Litt.-Bachelor of Literature
  • Certificate-Certificate
  • D.Litt.-Doctor of Literature
  • Diploma-Diploma
  • Integrated Ph.D-Integrated Doctor of Philosophy
  • M.Litt.-Master of Literature or Master of Letters
  • M.Phil.-Master of Philosophy
  • PG Diploma-Post Graduate Diploma
  • Ph.D.-Doctor of Philosophy