Thursday, July 31, 2008

Linguistics can be good for you!

Here is a recent post by Roger Shuy on Language Log that I found encouraging. There's always plenty of interesting stuff in linguistics, but I haven't found a lot of encouragement so far. I remember when I signed up for the linguistics major at University of Washington and one of the lecturers said something to the effect that "if I had a nickel for every time someone asked me what I'd do with linguistics, I'd have a lot of nickels".