Holy effing crap.
Last night at around 12:30, I finally finished my semester.
Whoooo! Spring…no….Winter break! YEAH!
I’ve been writing papers for so long that I don’t know what to do with myself. I hear that there’s people out there who know me…some of them even like me. I hear I have friends. These people I have not seen in so long, I have forgotten what they look like.
I have a week to do nothing. OH. Again, that’s a negative. But…I have a week to do considerably less pressing stuff before school starts. Even slightly longer than a week. I’m rolling in free time!
No one cares, but it’s my blog so I’m gonna tell you that my papers were on the following topics:
Morphology class: I wrote about the acquisition of the morphological causative affix order in Inuktitut. This stuff is NOT my strength, so it was really hard. I am pleased because, really, I think this means I never have to take another morphology class my entire career. Not that I regret it, but one is definitely enough.
Phonology: I wrote about the asymmetries in the acquisition of onset and coda clusters (kids master coda clusters faster than onset clustesrs) and why I think that there’s some physical and psychological reasons for it.
Thanks for indulging me.
These papers have obsessed me for…well, I don’t know how long but I did start working on both over a month ago. Never again! I will, from now on, start papers significantly earlier. Jacqui and I have a plan.
It is new year’s eve today and I am happy to be able to relax and hang out at home tonight without being tied to a word document. But first, I feel like musing on my first semester of graduate school:
holy effing crap.
That was something else. I seriously can’t believe a/ how much I crammed into my head about linguisics and b/ how little I know about linguistics. I really hope for the next semester, and indeed for ever more, that I learn how to manage time better.