Give me information relating to Linguistics and Environmental Analysis as it pertains to my education.
May 12, 2010 8:31 PM Subscribe
I am a high school senior, about to go to a liberal arts college, and am wondering a few things about a few 'intended fields of study' (Linguistics, Environmental Analysis, and more?).
I know I have quite a bit of time to decide, and I recognize that, but I am already interested in, and therefore want to learn more about, the fields of Linguistics and Environmental Science/Studies/Analysis. Pretty different, I know, but hopefully I'll be able to explore both sufficiently!
I went to the public library today (one of the biggest in Southern California) and spoke with the reference specialist. They didn't have many books about linguistics, but did have some scarce materials about the career (salary, possible employers, et al). That said, I would like to know more about the former: what linguistics is all about.
Any information is welcome: books, websites, any and all suggestions. I am interested in linguistics because I love exploring language. I love thinking about how a particular language influences a collective consciousness, and from helping my mother's special-ed students I know I would love helping others develop the ability to form words. Again, any and all suggestions are welcome.
I am also very interested in Environmental Studies/Policy/Science. It's long been a passion of mine, and I'd love to hear any suggestions you might have for someone wanting to know what it is to be an environmental scientist/activist/researcher. Again, this could include books, blogs, anecdotes, and anything else you might deem useful or thought provoking.
Again, this is no holds barred (what a linguistically intriguing idiom), so don't hesitate to suggest other fields or careers I should look into, but if you do you could help me out by supplying some information (books, etc) too.
Money is never an issue. I'm not concerned with potential salary as long as I am making a living.
Thanks for all your help.