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Subject: Linguist as a Career
Question: I'm undecided if I'm interested in Linguistics and I'm starting
College next year. So I'm wondering what general courses
would be good to take as a freshman in college. I'm planning on
only general studies, but would like to get a better idea of what
courses entails a Linguistic Major.

Reply: Please check our archives; this question has been addressed quite a few times, and I
think there's even an FAQ.

Reply From: Susan Fischer      click here to access email
Date: 04-Sep-2012
Other Replies:
  1. Re: Linguist as a Career    Nancy J. Frishberg     (26-Sep-2012)

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