Linguistics and Travel

My major is linguistics, one I have been intent on pursuing for a while now. I feel this is a major that pairs well with travel, though not one that most people realize does so. As the science of language, there is no better way to study language than to be immersed in the language. I plan to use one of my trips to study linguistics in Edinburgh, which has one of the best linguistics programs in the world. Some may say that makes no sense, as it is in the UK, and they speak English, don’t they? However, few may realize that the UK may be one of the best places in the world to study languages that are not widely spoken. The languages that I am referring to in particular are those in the Celtic family – Welsh, Irish, Breton, Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, and Manx. These have roots in┬ásome of the oldest languages in the world, and are therefore awesome to study when studying the development of language. On the whole, I am super excited to go to Edinburgh.

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