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Questions tagged [linguistics]

On standards or conventions specific to linguistics as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field.

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Obtaining academic positions after doing research in logic

Suppose one is starting their math PhD in the US and is considering doing research in logic. Let's roughly split "logic" into "pure logic" and "applied logic". How hard will it be for them to get ...
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Post-doc in Iran. Would you suggest it? Where are post-doc offers at Iranian Universities published? [closed]

I am an Italian Ph. D. candidate in Linguistics and I am in my penultimate year. My research focuses on nominal structure in Southern Italian Dialects, Balkan and Indo-Iranian languages. I would ...
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Do more people earn BAs or BSs in Linguistics?

I'm interested in the proportion of BAs vs BSs awarded in linguistics in the United States, but it would be interesting to see these numbers for any field really. I haven't been able to find such ...
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How to reference self-collected corpus

In the writing of a research paper, I've collected a large quantity of public blog posts and ingested them into a LDA and a word2vec data model. When I'm using terms from within these models, how can ...
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Getting published: writing a book chapter in linguistics

I am an assistant professor of linguistics. In order to get promoted to the associate professorship one of the things I need to do is write a book or a book chapter. I was wondering how I could write ...
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Using unpublished epigraphic data (an inscription I discovered) in a linguistics paper? [closed]

I had discovered an inscription and the epigraphic finding is yet to be published. Can I use that data for a related linguistics paper I am working on?
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Is having a master's thesis important for US PhD applications in linguistics?

I'm a recent BA graduate. In my field (linguistics), it seems like most successful applicants to PhD programs at top schools have Master's theses, and writing samples in the field are probably the ...
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Will it improve my PhD applications if I take a gap year to work on research?

I was a philosophy major who took a bunch of graduate-level classes in linguistics and I wanted to apply to PhD programs in linguistics (in the United States). I had a writing sample in the philosophy ...
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What background is necessary to do research in computational linguistics?

I'm getting ready to enter graduate school, and I would like to do PhD-level research in computational linguistics and natural language processing. I know that these two fields are very ...
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Should sources of sample sentences be shown in (computational) linguistics research?

What would be best practice in indicating the source of text samples used to illustrate some concept or analysis result in linguistics or computational linguistics? For example, I might want to use ...
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Why are linguistics and law “sciences”?

Why are linguistics and law considered as part of the "sciences" rather than "non-science" academic disciplines like say philosophy, history or engineering? Seeing how both linguistics and law only ...