Linguistics Misunderstood

I often talk about how we linguists expect misunderstanding, and I think this is especially true when it comes to what we can expect people to know about our field.

When we can approach the question “what’s linguistics?” as an opportunity to explain, the result can be something wonderful – as this excellent blog post that I just came across, written by Elise N. an MIT linguist!

https://gradadmissions.mit.edu/blog/linguistics-basically-physics

I welcome your thoughts!!