chapter  10
After studying linguistics
ByKristin Denham, Anne Lobeck
Pages 32

Linguistics courses or courses with a component focused on linguistics are central to a plan of study for students in psychology and cognitive science, anthropology, and speech and hearing sciences, in particular. Language can also be studied in the humanities within philosophy, literature, creative writing, communication studies, rhetoric, history, and of course is related to the study of other languages. Linguistics, therefore, is at the core of the study of the sciences and humanities. Some of the more traditional paths for those who study linguistics include careers in education; speech language pathology; editing, publishing, and journalism. Language study is not only of importance to English Language Arts teachers; it is also being integrated into social studies classrooms. A collaboration between middle school teacher David Pippin and linguist Kristin Denham incorporates language study into the state-mandated curriculum on Washington state history. Most students don't have the opportunity to study linguistics in high school, but in some places that's beginning to change.