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 was very stressful at times, but I enjoyed it. I only completed five cases this week, but the whole process of making transcripts gave me a real sense of the consultation style. This has helped me to clarify the wider contextual aspects. I will add my pilot analysis to the transcripts for the next seven days and I will also edit my presentation slides.
Lunch with my supervisor
I had a nice lunch break with my supervisor on Tuesday. Even outside the office, we discussed research. I found that she really loves talking about it even when having lunch. But the atmosphere was still casual, enjoying panini and coffee in a cafeteria. I also talked about my family and we discussed the differences in the idea of family in Western and Asian countries. This is something I have been thinking a lot about recently.
Through Instagram, I met a lovely girl, Sonia. We talked about Japanese food and culture and she told me about her Russian background and her family. She kindly shared a recipe for traditional Russian pelmeni with me, and I made it! Pelmeni are Russian dumplings and very similar to Italian tortellini. I made the dough and filling and wrapped them, making 80. After seven hours of pelmeni-making, Luca and I boiled some and enjoyed them with butter, sour cream and dill. Then we put the rest into the freezer. They can be frozen and stored for months. I will definitely enjoy some with a glass of wine when I return home from my next conference.
My achievements in week 87
- Made transcripts of five cases with three-line interlinear gloss format.
- Submitted a piece of coursework for the teaching programme.
- Roughly made an outline and slides for my conference presentation.
- Made Russian pelmeni for the first time!
Goals for week 88
- Add my analysis to the transcripts and share them with my supervisors.
- Finish making my presentation slides.
- Attend a conference in Sheffield.
- Start the third revision of my chapter.