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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!)
> > --And. >


And Rosta <and.rosta@...>