Weeks 92 and 93: Coffee break with colleagues and my birthday

  I have been working on my conference paper by clarifying descriptions, adding more references and grouping data more precisely. I have also submitted my proposal for a conference taking place in Hong Kong next year.   A reason to be unmotivated Two weeks ago, I was struggling a bit to stay motivated and listening […]

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Week 91: Being together for three years

This week has been very relaxing and felt nice and slow. My supervisor has often told me that I should take some time off from work after the conference. So, without feeling guilty about taking a break from work, I have been spending time reading some non-academic books and recipes, cooking meals and baking. But […]

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Week 90: Oral presentation

This week, I spent five days in Cardiff attending a conference. Cardiff was truly beautiful: clean, fun and a much lovelier city than I expected. Sadly, I didn’t have the opportunity to look around the city apart from the university area, but I would like to go back one day and travel around Wales for […]

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Week 89: Presentation rehearsal

I have read tips on websites on how to present research at academic conferences. This week, I rehearsed my presentation with Luca again and again and revised my script and slides. In the first practice run-through, I talked about most of the things I wanted to include, which took 40 minutes (but my slot is […]

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Week 88: My second conference

My first time in Sheffield was fun and productive! I stayed at a hotel in the city centre for three days and enjoyed walking around the town. On Thursday, I took the tram, attended a conference at the university and met a couple of Japanese scholars (but most of the attendees were British scholars based […]

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Week 87: Transcripts and Russian pelmeni

Throughout the week, I made transcripts of audio data of five cases and translations with three-line interlinear gloss format. Until last week, I didn’t think it would take one hour to transcribe about three minutes of audio data in this way. It took me seven hours to complete one full consultation. Yes, this routine task […]

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