Can anyone recommend a great linguistics program for DD? I'd thought I'd ask on this board because there are so many wonderful moms & dads here with an expanse of knowledge and experiences.
DD is a junior and will be going through the application process in the fall. I've been through this process twice before with two DSs (one music focused and the other engineering focused), so the process isn't new to me...the focus is new to me.
DD started researching schools and linguistics programs this year, and wants to attend a college with a great program. She's a strong (but imperfect, still blossoming) student, so she's a candidate for even "highly selective" schools. She also is not opposed to attending a "non selective" school with a great linguistics program.
Once DD has a suggestion of a school to research, she visits the schools' websites and gets the finer details for herself. However, just in case one of you wants more details, here is what she THINKS she's looking for (She's also doing the research on what she should be looking for in a linguistics program):
1. Strong foundation in syntax, morphology, phonology, phonetics, semantics, and historical linguistics.
2. She believes that she wants a program that teaches ling. from an anthropological and historical perspective. She's not sure about this, though. She's going off her love for understanding how language works and seeing how it has changed over time. Her goal is to go on to graduate studies, so she could certainly specialize in grad school. Ultimately, she'd like to work for the government in some way using linguistics and foreign languages and be able to travel the world.
3. She wants to minor in computer science or informatics.
4. DD loves learning foreign languages, so she's interested in a school that also has a diverse offering of indo-European, East Asian (especially Korean), and a sprinkling of critical languages. Oh, she also wants the school to have upper level American Sign Language offerings. By the time she gets to college, she will have 4 years of ASL under her belt.
Like I said - No need to worry about the specifics. DD will do the research herself. She simple wants a starting point...recommendations from people who have ANY experience with linguistics programs. She wants to narrow down her search by the start of summer because that's when she'll start her college apps.
to any and all feedback. Thanks for reading!
Edited by ValRN, 12 January 2018 - 11:35 AM.