Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 10:17:43 EDT
From: Arnold Zwicky zwicky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LING.OHIO-STATE.EDU
Subject: jobs and pragmatism
the advice i've given, for thirty years now, to undergraduates
who are thinking about getting a graduate degree in (theoretical)
linguistics is that linguistics is like poetry and mathematics - things
you should get into out of love and fascination, things you *have*
to do, not because you want to get a certain kind of job.
i gave this advice even when there were plenty of university jobs
to be had.
arnold (zwicky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ling.ohio-state.edu)