The field of linguistics has been with us since humans started communicating with others. It evolved from simple sounds to hieroglyphs to complex languages that we have today.Sadly, when most people think of a career in languages, an image of a professor in tweeds sitting in a small dusty office overflowing with books and papers immediately comes to their mind. Contrarily, careers in languages are not as typical.
Some Careers in Languages
Forensic Linguists
Forensic linguists
interpret the role of language in crime. This is a very interesting career as forensic linguists study different linguistic styles of criminals and can glean individual traits from their use of language (verbal or written). They can look for dialects, origins, anomalies, use of grammar to extract important information about a criminal.