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  • #11
    Re: What you study?

    Originally posted by sedrak View Post
    I have a degree in Applied Linguistics, and I'm studying my master degree in Anthropology.
    Wow cool, what's the major difference between Applied linguistics and general linguistics though, in both academic and career aspects?
    I was taught how to think.

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    • #12
      Re: What you study?

      I always wanted to study historical linguistics, but haven't had the opportunity to so. When it comes to my field of statistics, I will probably have to combine it with something, I'm thinking maybe world history or sociology, as I have an interest in politics and historical trends.
      Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
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      "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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      • #13
        Re: What you study?

        Originally posted by jgk3 View Post
        Wow cool, what's the major difference between Applied linguistics and general linguistics though, in both academic and career aspects?
        General Linguistics goes deep into linguistic functions, linguistic meaning, and special studies such as phonetics, morphology, syntax, etc. Applied Linguistics, on the other hand, mixes GL studies with linguistic-related studies (such as educational psychology for language students) on how, for example, English can be used in a broad perspective when it comes to applying it to real life, be it as a teacher, as a translator, as an interpreter, etc. and through what methodology or approach it must be taken for it to be, let's say "helpful" to others. Maybe the biggest different, to put it easily as I see it, is that GL keeps you an scientific researcher or "dictionary maker" as my teachers joked, while AL keeps you helpful to society.


        Originally posted by Mos View Post
        I always wanted to study historical linguistics, but haven't had the opportunity to so. When it comes to my field of statistics, I will probably have to combine it with something, I'm thinking maybe world history or sociology, as I have an interest in politics and historical trends.
        I enjoy the same things as you do, I have always dreamed to study politics and history. I hope I can do it within my field.

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        • #14
          Re: What you study?

          Originally posted by sedrak View Post
          I enjoy the same things as you do, I have always dreamed to study politics and history. I hope I can do it within my field.
          Yes, I love statistics, and working with numbers, but I also have interest in politics. But I don't want to study "International Relations" as it trains you to be a foreign policy individual for US and centres around US foreign policy. That's why I'm thinking to study Global Studies, which incorporates world history with also contemporary issues.
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          • #15
            Re: What you study?

            Originally posted by sedrak View Post
            General Linguistics goes deep into linguistic functions, linguistic meaning, and special studies such as phonetics, morphology, syntax, etc. Applied Linguistics, on the other hand, mixes GL studies with linguistic-related studies (such as educational psychology for language students) on how, for example, English can be used in a broad perspective when it comes to applying it to real life, be it as a teacher, as a translator, as an interpreter, etc. and through what methodology or approach it must be taken for it to be, let's say "helpful" to others. Maybe the biggest different, to put it easily as I see it, is that GL keeps you an scientific researcher or "dictionary maker" as my teachers joked, while AL keeps you helpful to society.
            Interesting, perhaps I should look into it.
            I was taught how to think.

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            • #16
              Re: What you study?

              Accounting and in a few months I am going to be moving on to Social work. I like to have a variety of skills as you never know what life may present you.
              "A good friend will come bail you out of jail...a true friend will be sitting next to you saying "damn we f*cked up."

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              • #17
                Re: What you study?

                Cinematic Arts Critical Studies

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                • #18
                  Re: What you study?

                  Originally posted by sad_eyes View Post
                  Accounting and in a few months I am going to be moving on to Social work. I like to have a variety of skills as you never know what life may present you.
                  Skills aren't acquired in school.... they are acquired at work. School just trains you how to think.
                  "Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it." ~Malcolm X

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                  • #19
                    Re: What you study?

                    Originally posted by KanadaHye View Post
                    Skills aren't acquired in school.... they are acquired at work. School just trains you how to think.
                    Without getting into a discussion about formal education (already know your thoughts on that),this is not necessarily true. E.g. Take a typing class, applied stats, excel, etc. You learn how to type, perform certain stats analyses, how to use excel... These would be skills.
                    [COLOR=#4b0082][B][SIZE=4][FONT=trebuchet ms]“If you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.”
                    -Henry Ford[/FONT][/SIZE][/B][/COLOR]

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                    • #20
                      Re: What you study?

                      You might know how to use a program but if you can't apply it to real world situations/problems than you're knowledgeable but not skillful. Skills used to be acquired during apprenticeships which have been sort of replaced by Co-op/Intern placements.
                      "Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it." ~Malcolm X

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