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Scope of Psycholinguistics in Pakistan: Everything You Need to Know

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Written by: Aleena Hussain

In this article, you will know:
  • What is Psycholinguistics
  • Salary of Psycholinguistics in Pakistan
  • Find Out This Field is a Match for You
And much more. 

Keep reading.

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What is Linguistics and What Do Linguistics Expert Do?


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Psycholinguistics is the study of language comprehension, production and acquisition.

Those who study Psycholinguistics are called psycholinguists.

Psycholinguists make use of psychology and linguistics to understand the evolution and development of human languages.

They try to make sense of and treat language disorders and speech-related issues in developmentally delayed children.
People suffering from disorders of language acquisition and behavior (e.g., in aphasia, deafness, autism). And from brain injuries resulting in memory loss or speech impairment. Psycholinguists diagnose, treat and help such patients.
Due to the knowledge of related fields of neuroscience, anthropology and sociology, there are vast opportunities for psycholinguists in the employment sector.

Psycholinguists should have teamwork skills as they often work together with anthropologists, sociologists or medical professionals on language acquisition or language disorder research projects.

Various clinical private practices or speech therapy consultancies, rehabilitation centers, schools and hospitals hire psycholinguists.

Due to the understanding of Etymology (the study of the origin of words), language comprehension and neurocognition; psycholinguists work in publishing, translation, journalism, administration and public service areas.

To be a good psycholinguist, you must be tolerant, compassionate and encouraging while addressing the distressed patient.

Several years of experience, many internships, placements and voluntary work in the field of psycholinguistics makes an impression on the resume.

A Doctorate's degree is only required when working on speech centered research. Otherwise, Master's degree is enough to get jobs in Psycholinguistics.

What Are the Required Skills in Linguistics?


Be an effective communicator and a patient person to deal with patients from various backgrounds. Be open to versatile treatment methodologies.

Have keen attention span to observe data and focus on people for relating language to social contexts. A Psycholinguist has interpersonal and empathic qualities to relate to patients.

Be able to work collaboratively with other experts in this employment sector.

And do you know 77% of Employers Not Happy with the Quality of Pakistani Graduates

77% of Employers Not Happy with the Quality of Pakistani Graduates
These are the skills that lack in fresh graduates in Pakistan
  • Verbal Communication (83.63%)
  • Positive Attitude (71.93%)
  • Team Working (64.91%)
  • Critical Thinking (59.06%)
  • Self Confidence (59.06%)
  • Written Communication (57.31%)
  • Drive &Resilience (57.31%)
  • Stress Tolerance (47.37%)
  • Adaptability (46.20%)
  • Time Management (45.61%)
  • Self-Awareness (45.03%) and Planning &Organizing (45.03%)
  • Integrity (43.86%)

What Are the Career Prospects of Psycholinguistics?


  • Occupational Therapist:

Help patients to develop, improve and maintain smooth communication abilities, when suffering from memory problems or brain injuries which impair communicating skills.

  • Psychotherapist:

Help people to overcome and mitigate problems who are suffering from psychological barriers in communication.

  • Sociolinguist:

Studies how societal norms and social contexts have an impact on language acquisition and language representation.

  • Neurolinguist:

Neurolinguistics study the part of the brain responsible for reading, writing and understanding language. Study how language is comprehended, produced and acquired.

  • Speech-language Pathologist:

Examines diagnoses and treats communication and swallowing problems among babies, children and adults.

You can find Psycholinguistics jobs in Pakistan from
Here is the sector-wise salary in Pakistan, data taken from LUMS Prospectus that is a prestigious university in Pakistan.
  • Health Care (Rs. 100,000 per month)
  • FMCG (Rs. 85,571 per month)
  • Home Appliances (Rs. 75,000 per month)
  • Engineering (Rs. 75,000 per month)
  • Group/Conglomerate (Rs. 71,676 per month)
  • IT/Technology (Rs. 61,676 per month)
  • Textile (Rs. 55,000 per month)
  • Transport (Rs. 55,000 per month)
  • Banking/Financial (Rs. 52,042 per month)
  • Consulting (Rs. 52,042 per month)
  • Manufacturing (Rs. 50,000 per month)
  • Packaging (Rs. 50,000 per month)

What Are the Important Points To Be a Linguistics?

Interests:

  • Speech therapy 
  • Anthropology 
  • Sociology 
  • Anatomy 
  • Psychology 
  • Helping others 
  • Language study

Academic Qualifications:

    A Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Anthropology or Linguistics is essential to start the career.
      Master's degree in Psycholinguistics or in Clinical Psychology is vital with specialization in the following regions:
      • Second language acquisition.
      • Child language development
      • Communication Disorders

      Work Form:

      Regular business hours are required. Extra hours are needed during with heavy workload or fieldwork.

      Work Place:

      Regular offices or clinical and academic settings.

      Obstacles:

      • Current demand out-matches the supply of employment in this sector.
      • Additional specialization and work experience are necessary to gain good jobs in Psycholinguistics.
      • Difficult patients can be tiring.

      What is the Trend of Psycholinguistics in Pakistan?


      Google has created an amazing tool called Google Trend that shows the searches being done by the people living in the country or city.

      I am searching do people search Psycholinguistics in Pakistan? If so, which province or city.

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