Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 06:10:25 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: Masters programs and beyond

a masters, and perhaps a doctorate degree. However, my father, the

ultimate pragmatist, wants to know what the hell I'd do with the

degree... aside from teach. I said research, but I really couldn't

give him a good answer... Anyone have any ideas?

Do you have web access? If so, go to

and look at the job ads. At least several of them are for non-teaching

jobs in linguistics.

2) Does anyone have a suggestion as to where I should go? Is there any place

that's inherently (sp?) better that everywhere else?

I don't think there's any one place that's inherently better than everywhere

else. Do you know yet which branch of linguistics you're most interested

in? That could make a difference in your choice of where to go. Again,

the web might be useful to you. You can get some ideas of what's going on

at different places by looking at their web pages. And, of course, you can

look at books and articles and see where the people are who are publishing

the kinds of work you're interested in.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]