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 http://www.msstate.edu/Archives/ADS/
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]ra.msstate.edu)