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Scope of Sociolinguistics in Pakistan: Jobs, Salary, Admission, Career

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Written by: Aleena Hussain

In this article, you will know:
  • What is Sociolinguistics
  • Jobs of Sociolinguistics in Pakistan
  • Salary of Sociolinguists in Pakistan
  • Interests
And much more. 

Keep reading.

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What is Sociolinguistics and What Do Sociolinguists  Do?

Ever wondered how the people of a city speak differently from the inhabitants of another town within the same state?

It's because of the difference in linguistics of different social surroundings.

Sociolinguistics is the study of how people belonging to different and unique social backgrounds speak and affect language. Those who study Sociolinguistics are known as sociolinguists.
Sociolinguists examine handwritten, printed and verbal records to determine how societies in the past have interacted and communicated with each other. They assess how societal changes have affected the language over time.
Sociolinguists should be up to date with the current demographic trends, societal norms and contemporary world issues to analyze how these changes have and can affect the language.

They try to understand how the impact of social institutions like educational institutes or digital formats have affected linguistics.

Sociolinguists possess real-life and practical attitudes to deal and understand language variation in the different social classes of the society.

Sociolinguistics graduates work in different fields of academic research work, publishing firms, journalism, multi-corporate call centers, non-profit organization or historical record departments.
Sociolinguists apply computing skills and fieldwork practice to study slang terms used by younger generations, differences in dialects, and replacement of particular linguistics items with certain words over time or regional locations.
They basically study how language is affected by different social factors such as gender, ethnicity, age, or social class.

What Are the Required Skills in Sociolinguistics?


Computational and technical skills are essential for recording and presenting reports. Communication skills are essential for conducting interviews and administering surveys and questionnaires.

You should have cross-cultural skills and knowledge of cultural differences. Conceptual and interpersonal abilities, along with logical reasoning and organizational traits, are required.

A sociolinguist should be able to collect, interpret, and analyze data with social perceptiveness.

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 Sociolinguistics?


  • Lecturer/Professor: 

Teachers at universities or other educational institutions.

  • Psycholinguist: 

Makes use of neuroscience, linguistics and cognitive tests to understand how our brain interprets and processes language psychologically.

  • Applied Linguistics: 

Deals with identification and investigation of language-related real-life problems and their solutions.

  • Neurolinguist: 

Researches neural mechanisms in the human brain that control the comprehension, production, and acquisition of language.

  • Dialectology: 

Deals with the study of pronunciation, registers, style of speaking, accents, and dialects distinguished by geographic areas or social isolation.

  • Journalist: 

Researches how language changes and is influenced by different cultures and geographic locations.

  • Translators/Interpreters: 

They simplify, distinguish, and translate written records or verbal communication for general audiences or private individuals.

What Are the Important Points To Be a Sociolinguists?


  • Interests

  • Sociology
  • Psychology 
  • Anthropology
  • Languages
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • Dialectology
  • Communication research work
  • Surveys

  • Academic Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Psychology or English Language and Literature.
A Master's degree in Sociolinguistics, Linguistics or Sociology.
A Ph.D. degree for academic and research work.

  • Work Form: 

Regular business hour timing of 9 am to 5 pm. Travelling and extra hours when conducting interviews and surveys.

  • Work Place: 

Regular offices or academic institutes. 

  • Obstacles: 

Employment supply out-matches job demand. 

What is the Salary Sociolinguists in Pakistan?

The average salary of a fresh Sociolinguist graduate in Pakistan is Rs. 26,000 per month or Rs. 312000 per year.
And if you become a lecturer of a university, you will be paid between Rs. 36,000 to Rs. 60,000.


You can find Sociolinguistics 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 is the Future of Sociolinguistics Jobs in Pakistan?



Important Note: It is critical to understand that you will not find a job with a job title Sociolinguist in Pakistan. Because it's a subfield of linguistics. More jobs are given with the job title "Linguistic" in the majority of the university if you have completed master or Ph.D. We didn't find any scope for the specific field Sociolinguistics in Pakistan. Similarly, not a single university found that offer major in Sociolinguistics
We will show you how you can find a job in Linguistic.

When you type the Linguistics's jobs in Pakistan, you can also write your city name instead of Pakistan to find the jobs.
Pro Tip:
Go to Tool>Select Within 24 Hours. You will be the first to apply for the job hence more chances for the job getting in the industry.

You can also use Google Image that is a handy tool for finding jobs.


You can search the jobs in your city or province, and you can conclude either you should select this field or not based on the jobs available.

What are the Universities in Pakistan Offering Admissions in Sociolinguistics?


Important Note: We didn't find a single university that offers major in Sociolinguistics. So, here you will see the universities offering Sociolinguistics in Pakistan.

These are the universities that are offering Linguistics in Pakistan.

InstituteCity
1. Ned University Of Engineering &TechnologyKarachi
2. Kinnaird College For WomenLahore
3. Hamdard UniversityKarachi
4. University Of Management And TechnologyLahore

To find the Linguistics department of any university, just type Linguistics + University name like


Moreover, you can call them.


What is the Trend of Sociolinguistics 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 Sociolinguistics in Pakistan? If so, which province or city.

Here you can see it all.

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