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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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Somewhat regretting my decision about which graduate program to attend. Could I contact a program I declined and see if they still have a spot for me?

I've posted a few questions here in the past couple of days regarding grad school decisions; apologies for asking so many! It's a big decision and I want to do it right, but I don't want to bombard ...
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Working towards an academic career that lets me do research in two (largely) unconnected fields—is this even possible?

In undergrad, I did a double major in pure mathematics and linguistics. I ended up loving both fields, and wanting to pursue an academic career. The only problem is that I couldn't decide between them....
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Deciding between a pure math grad program and linguistics grad program with (potentially) mathematical bent, advice needed! [closed]

In undergrad I did a double major in math and linguistics, and I really fell in love with both fields. To be honest, I can't imagine ever fully giving up either one. I have a strong desire to go into ...
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Can someone enroll in an on-campus PhD program on the basis of a "distance learning" Master's degree?

What would be the status of a distance-learning Master's program in academia? Would it fulfill the requirement of an on-campus Ph.D. program? What would be the status of a distantce-learning doctoral ...
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Suitable Indo-European related graduate program for a linguist [closed]

I have got a Masters in Linguistics. I like ancient Indo-European and comparative IE Linguistics. I want to get another master in Europe. In current time, which master or PhD programs in IE studies ...
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Does it make sense to do two PhDs? Sociolinguistics and History

Dear academic community , I am currently enrolled in a PhD program in the discipline of Sociolinguistics. Even though I like my topic of research and I am doing quite well, I cannot get over the fact ...
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What determines your PhD field? [duplicate]

Hello dear academic community, I am having a lot of confusion regarding what it is that determines your PhD field. As far as I know, PhD is an academic title awarded mainly in the humanities, and the ...
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How to number figures inside footnotes

I cannot think of an instance where I saw a figure inside a footnote in any published work, but in my specific case it seems appropriate to put one there. However, since this is a rather uncommon ...
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On math papers and general questions they need to address

If you proved something new in math and want to publish it (or even before you've started proving that and before you have thoughts on publishing anything), do you need to answer questions like "...
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Do I need PhD to do research in Linguistics? [closed]

So I am finishing up a masters in Applied Linguistics in the UK. Do I need a PhD to do research in UK or U.S? I love research and want to do this for a living. Thanks!
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Should I include a course in which I was strikingly successful in a statement of purpose?

I'm writing a statement of purpose nowadays for my intended linguistics MA program. The first draft is about to end, which I will edit harshly later. What I'm curious about is this. When I was a ...
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Citing (and correcting) an example with incorrect glossing and translation

I want to cite an example from a published paper. However, there is a mistake in the glossing as well as in the translation of the example. Imagine something like this (mistakes in bold): Ich sehe ...
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Going into academia if the research is interdisciplinary

If one is doing a PhD in an area that is on the borderline of a few areas (see the specifics below), would it be harder for them to find a job in academia after graduating? To be more specific, the ...
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Switching from Computer Science to Historical Linguistics for Master's degree [closed]

I am a 19 year-old student in my second semester of my junior year of a Computer Science degree. I graduate in May 2020, but I would like to make the switch in postgrad to historical linguistics (not ...
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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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Can a person from arts background with masters in Computational Linguistics do Masters in Applied Mathematics? [closed]

I have a bachelor in Linguistics and masters in Computational Linguistics with cgpa 3. After using Machine Learning for my thesis work, I am realizing my interest in Applied Mathematics. I do not know,...
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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 ...
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