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Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Applying for Jobs and Internships

Employment is one issue that must be considered when devoting one's academic career to linguistics. These resources can help you get a grasp on the available opportunities and understand what your role can potentially be in the linguistic community.

Getting Involved

Participation in academic conferences can be a rewarding and valuable experience. Exchange ideas, see what current research is out there, and get feedback or ideas for your own research. See our listing of current conferences here.

Throughout your academic career you may find it useful to get involved in linguistic societies. Membership can bestow various benefits, such as book or conference fee discounts, advance notice of current research, and networking opportunities.


These are funding opportunities available, mainly for graduate work. Support opportunities can often provide financial support to complete graduate school.

Internships and Jobs

It is worthwhile to enrich your career experience with short- or long-term internships. There are many programs available in the summer and others throughout the year.

It is never too early to investigate actual, current job openings in the field. Getting an idea early of what kind of jobs are out there and what looks interesting to you can give you a headstart on focusing your academic efforts towards that goal.

This page is dedicated to providing information about careers in linguistics, including a guide on building a CV or resume, and what to look for in a job.

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