Some of Oxford's recommended a levels include maths and science if you want to apply for a linguistics degree - I don't enjoy either so I want to know how large a role they play in the degree and if it's important to enjoy them?
Do you need to enjoy maths and science to enjoy linguistics? Watch
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- 13-03-2016 22:04
- 13-03-2016 22:06
I very much doubt it.
- 13-03-2016 22:39
hmmm yum i could do with some linguini....
- 23-03-2016 09:28
Well, a lot of linguistic research is written in maths (the internal grammar side of things, which is essential for informing views on social on linguistics). I'd imagine that to study it seriously maths would be necessary (of course it's possible to read transliterations into lay language of a lot of it but to engage with it fully then yes I image you would have to learn maths too). I think you should look up the modules lists and the reading list and also start to read more in linguistics. The thing about linguistics as a field is that almost all of it was crap until the mid 1900s, after which it went 'hardcore'. (Yes, I am being tongue in cheek.)