Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 08:56:02 -0700
From: Dan Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Subject: Re: Masters programs and beyond
On Thu, 28 Sep 1995, Kev wrote:
1) I have to convince my father that Grad School is worth it... I am
really interested in Linguistics, which would be my choice for
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?
On meeting my linguistics buddy Ray West, who had just received his BA,
the first words out of my mom's mouth was: "So, what'd you tell YOUR mom
you was goin' to do with a degree in linguistics?!"