Sunday September 24, 2006

Proceeding Apace

On Thursday, I had my general examination, which I passed.  Passed, do you hear me, passed!  They laughed at me at the academy, you know, but soon I will show them all—by proposing and then writing a dissertation.  Yeah, that'll show 'em.

Until then, I'll be basking in the warm, comforting glow of candidacy.

[Note to myself:  Must scribble out "M.A." on all my business cards and replace it with "Ph.C.". ]

[Note to myself:  Must get business cards made.]

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Well done! Let's hope you don't then have to get the "A.B.D." cards made up, like some of us...

Posted by: language hat at Sep 24, 2006 7:52:54 AM

Congratulations! Hopefully now you feel less... tense. ;-)

Posted by: Bridget at Sep 24, 2006 8:38:22 AM

I thought "Apace" said "Apache" and this was going to be a post of actual linguistic substance, not just self-congratulatory basking.


PS - I am listening to NPR and the host just said "...has a dissertation on Homer Simpson's favorite food, the donut..." so uh, if someone can do a dissertation on donuts, maybe you don't have so much to worry about?

Posted by: polyglot conspiracy at Sep 24, 2006 9:07:36 AM

Mazl tov!
Any ideas on the subject of the dissertation yet?

Posted by: bulbul at Sep 24, 2006 11:40:45 AM

D'oh! Late. Congratulations!

Posted by: Matt at Sep 25, 2006 3:29:29 PM

Hopefully now you feel less... tense.

Unfortunately, I don't think it works that way. Currently mood: rising panic about packing for ten weeks in Germany.

Any ideas on the subject of the dissertation yet?

Typology and computational grammars. It's actually pretty well sketched out, although I haven't proposed yet.

Posted by: The Tensor at Sep 25, 2006 7:01:34 PM

Congratulations! And your dissertation topic sounds pretty cool.

Posted by: Claire at Oct 1, 2006 8:55:57 AM