Date: Thu, 28 Sep 1995 08:56:02 -0700 From: Dan Alford 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?!"