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Query:   Summary: Small linguistics programs
Author:  David Wharton
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Not Applicable

Summary:   DEAR LINGUISTS,

IN NOVEMBER I POSTED THE FOLLOWING QUERY:

THE LINGUISTICS PROGRAM AT MY UNIVERSITY WILL BE
UNDERGOING REVIEW THIS YEAR, AND I'D LIKE TO SOLICIT
COMMENTS FROM OTHER LINGUISTS ON HOW TO MAKE SMALL,
INTERDISCIPLINARY LINGUISTICS PROGRAMS THRIVE.

LIKE MANY UNIVERSITIES (I SUPPOSE), OURS DOES NOT HAVE A
LINGUISTICS DEPARTMENT, BUT WE DO OFFER A LINGUISTICS
MAJOR AND MINOR; OUR LINGUISTICS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY
ADMINISTERED BY FACULTY AND STAFF FROM VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS
SUCH AS ENGLISH, ROMANCE LANGUAGES, AND ANTHROPOLOGY.

WHAT I'D LIKE TO KNOW IS TO WHAT EXTENT SIMILAR PROGRAMS
AT OTHER COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES HAVEE BEEN SUCCESSFUL AT
ATTRACTING MAJORS, MAINTAINING A VITAL PRESENCE IN THE
INTELLECTUAL LIFE OF THEIR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, AND
-- PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY -- GARNERING THE GOOD WILL AND
LARGESS OF UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS. IF YOUR PROGRAM HAS
ACCOMPLISHED ANY OR ALL OF THESE GOALS, HOW DID YOU DO IT?
THAT IS, WHAT WORKS BEST? CONVERSELY, WHAT *DOESN'T* WORK,
AND WHAT KINDS OF THINGS SHOULD SUCH PROGRAMS AVOID?

IN PARTICULAR, I'D LIKE TO KNOW THE FATE OF LINGUISTICS AT
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAT DO NOT HAVE EITHER A
LINGUISTICS DEPARTMENT OR A LINGUISTICS MAJOR/MINOR, BUT
WHICH ALLOW STUDENTS TO STUDY LINGUISTICS AS ONE OF THOSE

LL Issue: 10.144
Date Posted: 30-Jan-1999
Original Query: Read original query