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Subject: Linguist = doctorate in linguistics?
Question: Are ESL instructors with masters in linguistics considered
linguists, or is the title of linguist reserved only for those
holding doctorate degrees in linguistics?

Who can legitimately be referred to as a linguist?

Reply: In the US there is a distinction between linguistics and applied linguistics which
focuses on how to teach foreign languages. At my university they are in separate
departments.

To be honest there are different methods of studying language and practitioners
may or may not respect that difference.
Reply From: Elizabeth J Pyatt      click here to access email
 
Date: 05-Dec-2013
 
Other Replies:
  1. Re: Linguist = doctorate in linguistics?    Susan D Fischer     (05-Dec-2013)
  2. Re: Linguist = doctorate in linguistics?    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (07-Dec-2013)
  3. Re: Linguist = doctorate in linguistics?    Robert A Papen     (05-Dec-2013)
  4. Re: Linguist = doctorate in linguistics?    Herbert Frederic Stahlke     (05-Dec-2013)
  5. Re: Linguist = doctorate in linguistics?    Steven Schaufele     (05-Dec-2013)

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