Re: OT: Utterly shameless self-promotion
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 21, 2006, 16:20|
taliesin the storyteller wrote:
> Having been ordered by several who wish me all the best to beat my own
> drum more, I hereby announce that I've finished my Master's degree in
> Computational Linguistics.
If only computers had been a little more plentiful when I was younger.
the closest I got to doing anything like computational linguistic was
when I did my M.Sc. as a mature student at the end of 1980s.
> Since Master's degrees are a new animal in
> Norway I have no idea how mine measures up to international ones. A
> normal Master here is a two year run/course/study, with (nominally) one
> year of taking classes and one year of research/writing a thesis.
They seem to vary over here. An M.A. or M.Sc. is normally two years full
time (I think - or is just one year as top-up from a first degree?). I
did my M.Sc. part time - I was teaching in Comprehensive (High) school.
I took two year attending classes & doing exams, and a third year
research & dissertation.
The M.Litt. I did somewhat earlier - but even then I was working
full-time, was purely a research and thesis thing. I took quite a few
years (researching pre-Greek language); I don't recall off hand what the
max time was.
"A mind which thinks at its own expense will always
interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760