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Subject: Career with Proto-Indo-European
Question: Hello,

I was wondering, are there careers available for those who want to
work with reconstructing Proto-Indo-European? I've seen texts written
on the subject, studied it while receiving my BA in linguistics, but
have never heard of careers in the field. Are they out there? How
would one go about joining the research teams? Since obviously
someone is doing work on the subject.

Thank you!

Reply: In most cases you'd pursue a PhD in historical linguistics. Best of luck to you.
Reply From: Charley Rowe      click here to access email
 
Date: 22-Jul-2013
 
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  1. Re: Career with Proto-Indo-European    Steven Schaufele     (22-Jul-2013)

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