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Subject: Money-Maker in Linguistics
Question: Hello,

Which specialization within the Linguistics field currently holds the
most promise for obtaining employment? Which specialization would
prospectively make the highest income?

Currently I teach ESL, but I'm not addicted to it ... I think I could go
in any linguistics direction.

Thank you very much!


From: Justin R
Date: 23-Jul-2013
  1. Re: Money-Maker in Linguistics    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (25-Jul-2013)

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