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Subject: Linguistics and Math or Linguistics and Programming
Question: I am wondering whether it would be more valuable to a student who
intends on studying Theoretical or Descriptive Linguistics to
complement their studies with courses in Mathematics and Statistics
or with courses in Programming and Computer Science, if they do not
plan on becoming a computational linguist, but rather want to
broaden their education to develop a stronger applicable skill set.

From: Neil Banerjee
Date: 18-Jul-2013
  1. Re: Linguistics and Math or Linguistics and Programming    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (24-Jul-2013)
  2. Re: Linguistics and Math or Linguistics and Programming    John M. Lawler     (24-Jul-2013)

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