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Re: OT: Help with the Role of a Linguist

From:Marcus Smith <smithma@...>
Date:Sunday, June 30, 2002, 0:55
The LSA has a page that "was written to explain the discipline to the
general public". It contains an overview of linguistics, as well as
discussions of individual subfields.


On Sat, 29 Jun 2002, David Peterson wrote:

> Does anyone know where I can find a definition (preferably online) of > what a linguist does? My mother's doing an institute at USC, and she needs a > definition, and the US Department of Labor doesn't seem to consider > linguistics an actual profession. Linguistic anthropologist, yes, linguist, > no. Can you help? > > -Dave >