Linguist / Translator
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Pay & Remuneration
Generally, pay varies with the area of work. MNC’s employ linguists and pay handsomely, while a language teacher may not earn that well. Linguists earn well in film industry also. Beginners in publishing industry earn around Rs 2.4 lakhs a year reach higher pay scales with experience.
Qualifications in linguistics can take one to many careers. To mention a few like education, publishing, media, social services, communication, computer languages, voice analysis research, communicative disorders and other language related fields.
Linguists find employment in many industries and applied linguistics is fast emerging as a lucrative career option. Teaching is one of the many options which one can explore after studies in linguistics. There are many openings in schools and institutes of higher education. They get extensively employed with publishing industry and electronic publishing also. Linguists get involved in speech and language therapy with specialists. Government sector is also one of the big employers. Various embassies and high commissions employ translators. Business process outsourcing industry is offering huge employment in form of trainers and content.
Noam Chomsky, famous linguist and author of over 100 books, Chomsky has been described as the "father of modern linguistics".
Jim McCawley is perhaps best known within linguistics for his work in generative semantics. Outside academia he is noted for The Eater's Guide to Chinese Characters, his guidebook to deciphering Chinese restaurant menus.
Östen Dahl is a Swedish linguist and professor best known for pioneering a marker-based approach to tense and aspect in linguistic typology.