M.A. (Linguistics)

Master of Arts in Linguistics

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Post Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Graduation

M.A. Linguistics or Master of Arts in Linguistics is a postgraduate language course. Linguistics includes a comprehensive and thorough study of a basic understanding of the three core areas of linguistics: phonetics and phonology, syntax, and semantics and pragmatics. More clearly it is the study of language which identifies the common element connecting the languages and draws its relevance from archaeology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, English, computer science and almost every other subject. The course is divided into four semesters and the duration is two years.

M.A. Linguistics Eligibility

  • The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing M.A. (Linguistics) degree is having graduation degree in any stream from any of the recognised university / college of the country.
  • Some of the very reputed universities and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in graduation as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this course and also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their M.A. (Linguistics) degree course.
  • Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of graduation and the entrance exam.

Some of the Specialisations in M.A. Linguistics

  • General Linguistics & General Phonetics
  • Phonology, Morphology, Syntax & Semantics
  • Indo-European Linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Indo-Aryan Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Field Methods
  • Advanced Indo-European
  • Comparative Grammar of the Persian Languages
  • Advanced Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Austro-Asiatic
  • Applied Linguistics and Trends in Modern Linguistics

M.A. Linguistics Syllabus

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is offering syllabus for this course.

Sem. I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

1

Phonetics

2

Morphology

3

Language Teaching Methods

4

Sociolinguistics

5

Historical and Comparative Linguistics

Sem. II

1

Phonology

2

Syntax

3

Semantics I

4

Language Testing

5

Psycholinguistics

6

Writing Systems

Sem. III

1

Semantics II

2

Pragmatics

3

Natural Language Processing

4

Language Processing, Parsing and Generation

5

Translation

6

Philosophical underpinnings of Modern Linguistics

7

Indian Grammatical Traditions

8

Sociology of Language

9

Applied Linguistics

10

Lexicography

11

Stylistics

Sem. III

1

Dissertation

2

Advanced Syntax

3

Computational Morphology

4

Syntactic Models

5

Corpus Linguistics

6

Language Universals and Typology

7

Child Language Acquisition

8

History of Linguistics

9

Semiotics

10

Neurolinguistics

 

M.A. Linguistics Colleges

M.A. Linguistics Course Suitability

  • Students those have keen interest and want to know about the language grammatically and willing to understand know-how of articulation system that how does it work.
  • Those who think of becoming language or linguistic teacher both at school and college level are most appropriate for this linguistic course.
  • Applicants should also have the ability to construct and manage an argument; working as a team to achieve common goals; the ability to recognise and solve problems.
  • Candidates should have self-management skills such as the ability to carry out personal reflection; time management and organisation skills.

How is M.A. Linguistics Course Beneficial?

  • M.A. (Linguistics) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies and research in this field such as Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree in Linguistics. On completion of this degree a student can apply for the NET or JRF exam; the success in these exams makes teaching or research as good options.
  • The M.A. Linguistics degree study not only teaches the specific language but also focuses on the culture, literature and tradition of the country of its origin.
  • After completing M.A. (Linguistics), a student can explore the vast subject of the origin of languages and analyse the common thread connecting them. Moreover the degree study enables the student to understand the mysteries of speech, sound, words and sentences, which are the building blocks of a language.

Master of Arts in Linguistics Employment Areas

  • Advertisement Industry
  • Anthropological Survey of India
  • Call Centres
  • Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (Karnataka)
  • Child Language
  • Corporate Communication
  • Institute of Hindi Language, New Delhi
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Medical Transcription
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Synthesis of Speech
  • Teaching Abroad

M.A. Linguistics Job Types

  • Dictionary Compiler
  • Editor
  • Linguist
  • Neuro-linguist
  • Proof Reader
  • Speech Therapists - Hospitals
  • Speech Trainers - Call Centres
  • Teacher

Advance Courses in M.A. Linguistics

Language Courses
Language Degree Courses
B.A. (Ardha Magadhi)
B.A. (Hons) (Persian)
B.A. (Hons) (Zongha)
B.A. (Hons.) (English Literature)
B.A. (Hons.) (Linguistics)
B.A. (Hons.) (Santali)
B.A. (Islamic Studies)
B.A. (Khasi)
B.A. (Konkani)
B.A. (Maithili)
B.A. (Manipuri)
B.A. (Nepali)
B.A. (Pali)
B.A. (Persian)
B.A. (Santali)
B.A. (Shastri)
B.A. (Sindhi)
M.A. (Applied Linguistics)
M.A. (Arabic Language and Literature)
M.A. (Boro)
M.A. (English Language and Literature)
M.A. (English Language Teaching)
M.A. (European Languages)
M.A. (French/German/Hispanic/Italian Studies)
M.A. (Kashmiri)
M.A. (Manipuri)
M.A. (Nepali)
M.A. (Pali and Buddhist Studies)
M.A. (Pali)
M.A. (Persian)
M.A. (Rajasthani)
M.A. (Sindhi)
M.Phil. (Bulgarian)
M.Phil. (Croatian)
M.Phil. (Czech)
M.Phil. (Dravidian Linguistics)
M.Phil. (English Language Teaching)
M.Phil. (French / German / Hispanic / Italian Studies)
M.Phil. (Hungarian)
M.Phil. (Linguistics)
M.Phil. (Pali)
M.Phil. (Persian)
M.Phil. (Polish)
M.Phil. (Prakrit)
M.Phil. (Serbian)
M.Phil. (Slovak)
M.Phil. (Translation Studies)
M.Phil. (Tulu)
Ph.D. (Any of the Indian Language)
Ph.D. (Bulgarian)
Ph.D. (Croatian)
Ph.D. (Czech)
Ph.D. (French/German/Hispanic/Italian Studies)
Ph.D. (Hungarian)
Ph.D. (Informatics and Language Engineering)
Ph.D. (Konkani)
Ph.D. (Persian)
Ph.D. (Polish)
Ph.D. (Serbian)
Ph.D. (Slovak)
Ph.D. (Translation Studies)
Ph.D. (Tulu)
Language Diploma Courses
Diploma German Language
Diploma in Bengali
Diploma in Boro
Diploma in Bulgarian
Diploma in Croatian
Diploma in Czech
Diploma in Hungarian
Diploma in Italian
Diploma in Kashmiri
Diploma in Linguistics
Diploma in Modern Indian Lang.
Diploma in Pali
Diploma in Persian
Diploma in Polish
Diploma in Serbian
Diploma in Slovak
Higher diploma in Prakrit
Lower diploma in Prakrit
Post Graduate Diploma in Bashanthara Adhyayayayana (Translation Studies)
Post Graduate Diploma in Language Teaching
Post Graduate Diploma in Spoken Persian
Post Graduate Diploma in Translation
Post M.A. Diploma in Adv. Trans./Interpretation
Post M.A. Diploma in Persian Palaeography
Language Certificate Courses
Certificate Course in Post Colonial Literature Studies
Certificate course in Attar
Certificate Course in Foreign Language
Certificate Course in Modern Persian
Certificate Course in Phalit Jyotish
Certificate course in Prakrit
Certificate Course in Sanskrit Kovid
Certificate Course in Tally
Certificate Course in Vedic Karmkand
Certificate in Apabhransha Language (CAL)
Certificate in Modern Indian Lang.
Certificate in Pali
Certificate in Swahili
Certificate of Proficiency in Bulgarian
Certificate of Proficiency in Croatian
Certificate of Proficiency in Czech
Certificate of Proficiency in Hungarian
Certificate of Proficiency in Polish
Certificate of Proficiency in Serbian
Certificate of Proficiency in Slovak
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