Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 10:17:43 EDT From: Arnold Zwicky 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]