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@...>
>> 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.
>> 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!)