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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Weeks 85 and 86: Chapter revisions, Fasting and Baking

The whole of last week was devoted to revising a chapter. I am used to rushing to meet deadlines, working intensely for long hours, but I found revising, going back over content repeatedly, much tougher than writing the first draft. I need some blocks of time to fully grasp comments sent by my supervisors or […]

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Week 84: Tasks in parallel

I didn’t send the quick sketch version of my draft to my supervisor in the end. Instead, I spent the whole week describing the relevant dimensions of my framework and building the structure of it. My draft is due next weekend, so I am going to spend the next six days writing up a chapter. I liked […]

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