LINGUIST List 10.28

Thu Jan 7 1999

Disc: Discipline recognition

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  1. Carl.Mills, Does linguistics exist in America?

Message 1: Does linguistics exist in America?

Date: Wed, 06 Jan 1999 13:13:54 -0500 (EST)
From: Carl.Mills <Carl.MillsUC.Edu>
Subject: Does linguistics exist in America?

While filling out a directory questionnaire for another scholarly
organization that I belong to (the AAUP), I was asked to indicate my
"Primary Academic Discipline" by picking a code from a list. To my
surprise, linguistics was not among the 40 disciplines listed. What
gives? The last time I checked, the LSA had nearly 3,000 members.
After years of being "other," we got our Language Sciences section in
the AAAS. What do we have to do to become visible in academia?

Carl Mills
University of Cincinnati
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