2. You're a Linguist? How Many Languages do You Speak?
The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick
Paul Chapin† [+]
People who speak multiple languages are called ‘polyglots’. Many linguists work on describing particular languages. Some linguists work at the more abstract level of linguistic theory, while others study speech or historical linguistics. Psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics are other disciplines that explore what language is about.