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Re: OT: Linguistics Study

From:And Rosta <and.rosta@...>
Date:Sunday, September 30, 2007, 19:21
Jeffrey Jones, On 22/07/2007 11:36:
> On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 14:20:12 +0100, And Rosta <and.rosta@...> > wrote: > >> Jeffrey Jones, On 21/07/2007 09:44: >> >> Students with a strong zest for their subject are precious. Your writing >> sample should be able to demonstrate your aptitude and your zest. > > I'm hoping my writing sample _will_ do that. > >> What are your interests? > > Based on the number of Poly* sketches I've started, I'd say polypersonal verb > marking is one interest. > >> Something that you can research independently on your own doorstep is >> perhaps better than something that is entirely web-researchable. > > I'm not sure what you mean by "own doorstep".
Local to you. Involving data you yourself have gathered. --And.
> >> I agree it is advisable not to submit the Naisek grammar as your writing >> sample, but I think it would be good to add to your application a personal >> statement that summarizes the research and reading you've done for the >> languages on your QIIHOSKEH page, and the linguistic interests that are >> crystallized in this work. Perhaps this exercize will also clarify what you >> require from a linguistics programme, and hence will help determine which >> linguistics programmes satisfy your requirements. > > That sounds like good advice. I'll try that (although I haven't done much > research beyond reading CONLANG and ZBB!) > >> --And. >> > > Jeff >