Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 11:32:48 -0700 From: bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GARNET.BERKELEY.EDU Subject: Historical and socio I've noticed that there's some overlap in the subscribers to this list and to Anglo-Saxon Net, which I find heartening since I'm a grad student in sociolinguistics but I also do more historically oriented research on English, and sometimes I feel like I'm the only one in the world with both interests. I'd appreciate hearing from people who have similar research interests to know how you're reconciling two areas that unfortunately are often not seen as closely related (I can't tell you how many times people have expressed surprise at what I do). I'd be interested in knowing: - How common is it to find a position that allows one to wear both hats? - Are such positions primarily in English departments, or do they exist in linguistics departments as well? - What kind of courses do you teach, and are both aspects of your research equally valued and supported by your department? Were you hired to teach in both areas or is only one seen as your "official" role? - Which professional organizations do you belong to and what conferences do you participate in? - If you supervise graduate students, what type of interests do they tend to have? - Do you feel at all marginalized, or are there advantages to having diverse interests? A lot of questions, I know, but I can use all the information I can get. Please reply privately; I can send a summary to anyone who would like one. Thanks a lot, Mary Bucholtz bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Dept. of Linguistics 2337 Dwinelle Hall University of California Berkeley, CA 94720