Re: OT: Linguistics Study
|From:||Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 22, 2007, 10:36|
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".
> 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!)