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Jobs in Linguistics in the 1960-1970s



Date Submitted: 23-Jul-2010
From: Margaret Thomas
Subject: Jobs in Linguistics in the 1960-1970s
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Institution/Organization: Boston College

Notice: Does anyone have suggestions as to how I could gather data about the nature of the academic job market for linguists in the US between 1960 and the mid 1970s? I need data on how many jobs were available, and how readily they were filled. Thank you!