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There...

...is something truly invigorating about giving a nicely inflammatory linguistics presentation to very clever people in the department, followed by an exceptional discussion with one of the attending faculty afterwards. So pleased am I. At times like this, I rather think I could handle being in academia, if more of my experience consisted of this.

And in the back of my head, a little voice is shouting, I am victorious! Weeeeeee!

Go, go, Gadget-thesis-work.

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ameer_tavakoli
May. 17th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
Whoo-hoo!

'Nuff said.

Hmmm, actually, as I'm chatting to a linguistics person ... I suppose that writing 'nuff said' really isn't appropriate, is it?

I wonder, just as (I would imagine) people as a whole would get self-conscious when finding out that they are talking to psychologists ... do you find that people begin watching what they say around you when they find out you are a linguist?
jalenstrix
May. 17th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
Re: Whoo-hoo!
Hmmm, actually, as I'm chatting to a linguistics person ... I suppose that writing 'nuff said' really isn't appropriate, is it?

On the contrary - completely appropriate as the colloquiual register of "enough said". [grin]

do you find that people begin watching what they say around you when they find out you are a linguist?

Sometimes. Though if they've heard me talk previously, they tease me about my odd uses of language. "And you, a linguist even! :: tease :: "
capfox
May. 17th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
Heh. I understand the feeling: directly going against a prof's theory and pulling it off feels very nice. What was it that you were talking about?
jalenstrix
May. 17th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
;) It wasn't going against anyone in the department, but against some work that claims parsing is the way to learn (Sakas & Fodor up at CUNY). And to be fair, it didn't really go against them, but said parsing just didn't do as well as learning with more heuristic-like cues. (The domain was metrical phonology, as opposed to syntax.)

Nonetheless, much much debate arose among the attending faculty, so I was very pleased.
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