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What are you studying? / What is your job?

Post by J_from_Holland » Tue 23 Feb 2016, 17:38

Are you guys all studying linguistics? Or are you just using your free time to conlang and doing something completely different for work? Or something in between?

(I'm curious, as I'm considering to study linguistics)
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Post by Egerius » Tue 23 Feb 2016, 17:43

I'm studying English and Italian.
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Post by Thrice Xandvii » Tue 23 Feb 2016, 17:44

I've been fascinated with languages for years, but I pursued Psychology and then Social Work in school and currently work at a residential treatment facility for adolescents.
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Post by Ahzoh » Tue 23 Feb 2016, 18:08

I plan on studying cultural Anthropology.
I don't even know if I'll be able to find a job in Linguistic or (broadly) Cultural Anthropology in general. Seems like the kind of field where there is only scraps left to get.
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Post by Egerius » Tue 23 Feb 2016, 21:46

What about becoming a lecturer on that topic? That's what I'd like to do later.
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Post by Ahzoh » Tue 23 Feb 2016, 21:49

Egerius wrote:What about becoming a lecturer on that topic? That's what I'd like to do later.
I abhor professional teaching. I want to discover things. I want to travel places.
I fell in love with the studies of various participant-observers in the field.
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Post by sangi39 » Tue 23 Feb 2016, 21:55

I was studying archaeology, graduated from university in 2010. Now... Now I work in a small shop.
Egerius wrote:What about becoming a lecturer on that topic? That's what I'd like to do later.
This was an option I was going for, but a) real life ruined that idea and b) at least over here, I think anyway, you have to get a masters degree (which involves finding funding) and then you have to do a PhD and it seems like assisting a current lecturer is a thing as well. I don't know if you need any formal qualifications, though. I never really had a chance to look into it.
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Post by Ahzoh » Tue 23 Feb 2016, 22:45

sangi39 wrote:I was studying archaeology, graduated from university in 2010. Now... Now I work in a small shop.
Which is why I'm considering getting a double major in Anthropology and Biology.
Because, if knowledge in the field of Anthropology were a circle, I would envision that circle being completely filled out save for some small streaks.
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Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » Wed 24 Feb 2016, 02:08

I'm in high school, but my favorite class is Latin for obvious reasons. Independently I'm also studying Greek and Sanskrit. I have interests in English and history as well, but when I apply to college, I am planning on a linguistics major. I don't see how I could do anything else :mrgreen:
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Post by Lambuzhao » Wed 24 Feb 2016, 02:54

I teach languages. [:D]

I have taught ESL (from High Schoolers to adults: private/ semi-private classes, EFL teacher certification, TOEFL prep).

I have taught :esp:(High School, and World History in Spanish in a very well-outfitted charter school) . I have taught :fra: (High School and private tutoring).

I am :us-pa: K-12 certified to teach :esp: & :fra: , and am getting ready to acquire my :lat: cert.

I have also privately tutored :grc: , :ita: , and basic :jpn: .

One day I would like to teach @ University, but I need solid, dependable benefits for me and my son, so it'll be HS for some years more. Plus, I would like to lecture while dissertating for my doctorate, whatever that'll be in (Linguistics? Classical Languages? Constructed Languages??).

When I do get to lecture, I'd like to do :grc: & :lat: , and audit lots of other non-European language courses. [:)]
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I'm a spy janitor.

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Post by elemtilas » Wed 24 Feb 2016, 04:31

DesEsseintes wrote:I'm a spy janitor. Ask gestaltist for further information.
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Post by alynnidalar » Wed 24 Feb 2016, 23:54

I have a general English minor, but my major was computer science and I work as a web app developer.
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Post by sangi39 » Thu 25 Feb 2016, 00:08

Ahzoh wrote:
sangi39 wrote:I was studying archaeology, graduated from university in 2010. Now... Now I work in a small shop.
Which is why I'm considering getting a double major in Anthropology and Biology.
Because, if knowledge in the field of Anthropology were a circle, I would envision that circle being completely filled out save for some small streaks.
We can't really do that over here, I don't think. Like, we have set courses like "History and French" or "Linguistics and Slavic Studies", but beyond some freedom in choosing non-related modules and extra-credit stuff (couple people on my course took two modules of Arabic in first year), when you start university, you know the course you're studying when you actually apply.

So, for example, when I was applying to universities, I was also applying to do a course studying for a BA in archaeology. I could switch to a BSc in my second year if I wanted to, because first year modules were the same for both subjects, but if I wanted to switch subject entirely, I'd actually have to reapply to the university, reapply for funding, etc.

I think if I'd gone to Durham, I could have branched out into slavic studies alongside archaeology, but after that, every university I was fairly sure I could get into only did pure archaeology. I suppose really it's just about finding "transferable skills" or explaning away your degree with a positive spin if you can't get a job in your chosen field.
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Post by gestaltist » Thu 25 Feb 2016, 00:11

DesEsseintes wrote:I'm a spy janitor.

Ask gestaltist for further information.
No you didn't... :mrgreen:

I have a boring-but-well-paid corporate job. I have completed my studies years ago.

EDIT: I studied philosophy. I had a few language related classes but that's about it.
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Post by MrKrov » Thu 25 Feb 2016, 02:40

Done studying for now. Back in retail.
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Post by Avo » Fri 26 Feb 2016, 10:16

Cultural Anthropology. I may end up as a carpenter one day though.
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Post by Sglod » Tue 01 Mar 2016, 20:45

I'm studying geography, history and photography and I work in a bookshop...
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Post by Ossicone » Tue 01 Mar 2016, 21:41

I make websites.
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Post by vampireshark » Wed 02 Mar 2016, 16:17

I'm a Ph.D. student in Physics; my job is as a student researcher at the institution I'm studying at.

Before that, I had started a Ph.D. in liquid crystal physics (which I sorta-kinda abandoned) and, even further before that, I was an English teaching assistant in French public schools.
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