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".

2 comments:

DaviMack said...

You know, I particularly like the writer's approach to life, more than anything. It's often those tenuous connections between one profession and another which prove to be so interesting, and to give enjoyable opportunities. I'm all for being educated enough to be able to branch out into whatever!

Justin said...

If a turn happens to be > or < 90%, it appears you should not take it. Only advisable are those career turns that are right angles. Don't be so obtuse!