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Offline kaylearnchinese?!

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« on: January 05, 2014, 11:01:00 AM »
I will be attending College in the Fall, my major will be Applied Linguistics(minor in Chinese). I am so excited. Though I know everyone has the same first two years. So, at what point post-graduation can I call myself a linguist? :) Okay, okay.. serious question time: 1) I would really like to be able to eventually, post graduation be able to work part-time. Is that common with professionals in this field? 2) Does anyone have any words of wisdom? Recommend any books or articles?Thanks!http://www.gofundme.com/linguisticschinesetesol

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Re: Newbie Linguist
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 11:05:16 AM »
Good luck!  Where will you be studying? Hey, to me if you study linguistics then you're a linguist ;)

As for jobs, it depends on what you want to do! Applied linguistics is good because of the 'applied' part - do you want to teach? research? speech language pathology? interpret/translate? work in a lab?  There's lots of options thankfully :)

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Re: Newbie Linguist
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 11:33:09 AM »
Simple "words of wisdom": it's not too early to start researching, presenting at conferences and trying to publish (especially in conference proceedings). The only requirement is that you have a good idea-- once you're ready, getting an early start is good.
Will you be an undergraduate student? If so, it's not too common for undergraduates to do independent research projects, but it is actually possible-- maybe take a year or two to settle in, but definitely consider working on something by your third year if you'd like to have it on your applications for grad school-- even something basic like a presentation at a small local conference can be helpful.
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Re: Newbie Linguist
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 11:47:23 AM »
^And to aid in all that good advice - befriend your teachers!!!
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