Languages were very handy to you there right, seeing as a good chunk of the course was languages?[/quote:c506dbf86e]
Studying a language and studying linguistics are 2 very different things. Linguistics is very much about word structure, meaning etc, and while often studied within the scope of a particular language, there are many areas of itnerest that are completely language independent. Computational linguistics deals with such fun things as language patterns and pattern reproduction, a large part of which falls under the same domain as AI. The CL side of things would definately be more on the programming/technical side of things than the learning a second, third or fourth language for example.
Not that an of the above is particularly relevant, I was the oddball who did graphics rather than advanced CL in final year :)