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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|