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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2014, 05:05:58 PM »
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but I only realized I could study languages in a much deeper way, as a real science, last year when I read through the brochure of my school-to-be and found out a subject called "general linguistics" exists. I could say it was love at first sight.  :)
That's the feeling every linguist remembers, "the moment." A sincere welcome to you! I hope you can throw out some of your ideas and bring up some interesting points about sociolinguistic attitudes in Finland. While I know next to nothing about Finnish, I would certainly be interested in hearing more about what sort of stuff is stereotyped and what characteristics are frowned upon / praised. It's so interesting to be on the outside and have people tell you two things that look pretty much equally unusual (to me) are on two opposite ends of an acceptability scale in some social situations around the world. It brings back how idiosyncratic this all is and I wish I could make some monolingual English speakers see that from the outside and not actually believe there is something about a linguistic form that is deficient. [/rant]
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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2014, 06:29:56 PM »
Welcome to everyone, and glad to have you here. Interesting introductions, looking forward to more discussions with you :)
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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2014, 08:20:18 PM »
Hello everyone!

I'm Laura, a Finnish university student majoring in general linguistics, currently on summer holiday between my first and second years. I've been interested in languages for a long time but I only realized I could study languages in a much deeper way, as a real science, last year when I read through the brochure of my school-to-be and found out a subject called "general linguistics" exists. I could say it was love on the first sight. :)

Tervetuloa! Tää on erittäin mukava paikka joten viihdyt varmasti :) Empäs ole sitten enää ainoa suomalainen näillä tasanteilla XD

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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2014, 01:13:46 AM »
Hello everyone!

I'm Laura, a Finnish university student majoring in general linguistics, currently on summer holiday between my first and second years. I've been interested in languages for a long time but I only realized I could study languages in a much deeper way, as a real science, last year when I read through the brochure of my school-to-be and found out a subject called "general linguistics" exists. I could say it was love on the first sight. :)

Tervetuloa! Tää on erittäin mukava paikka joten viihdyt varmasti :) Empäs ole sitten enää ainoa suomalainen näillä tasanteilla XD

Yaaay, enemmän Suomalaiset! En puhu Suomea hyvin (ilmeisesti) mutta opiskelen. Uralilaiset kielet on mun kiinnostukseni.
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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2014, 11:33:07 PM »
Hello everyone. My name is Roua and I a fro m Tunisia. I am a n MA student working on my MA thesis. I had to suspend my education for a year due for personal reaaons and now I am back! I am interested in sociolinguistics, dialectology, psycholinguistics,  SLA, discourse analysis and I have always been fascinated by syntax even though I did not get a chance to really study it. I am glad to be back!

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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2014, 08:38:39 AM »
Yek tunal, everybody.
My name is Hugo. I'm a linguistics student from El Salvador. I got my MA in linguistics a few days ago and now I'm moving to Belgium to pursue a PhD. My long-term linguistic interests are:
1) The documentation of Pipil (Uto-Aztecan), a severely endangered and under-documented indigenous language of El Salvador .
2) Spatial language or the way spatial notions are expressed (or not!) in language.
3) Spanish phonetics and phonology.

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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2014, 08:12:10 PM »
Hi, there!
I'm newbie here, so I'd like to introduce myself.
You can call me Meta, I'm Indonesian and a student of English Language and Literature program in Jenderal Soedirman University, Indonesia.
I focus on linguistics, so, I really need all of you guys help since I'm doing my BA-thesis.
I hope I'm welcome here.
Great to meet all of you guys!  8)

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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2014, 08:37:14 PM »
Welcome Meta! What is the area of your BA thesis?
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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2014, 01:21:13 AM »
Welcome Meta! What is the area of your BA thesis?

Hi, nice to meet you! :D
Okay, this is good. actually I'm confused what I'm about to take. For now, I have tried to learn Dysphemism, but I have so many thoughts.
And I wonder, if I use self-defends' theory by Freud in a TV series, would that be literature? or can I use that in my BA thesis?
Thank you so much in advance  :D

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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2014, 01:35:49 AM »
Hi Meta, if you want to discuss this, you should post a thread in a different part of the site-- probably in the pragmatics or socioliguistics section. Then we can all discuss it together but not in the welcome topic.
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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2015, 05:04:30 PM »
Hello,

My real name is Gergely, I'm 21 years old and a Hungarian college student currently studying on a BA course of Buddhism with Japanese Language and Culture minor.

I became interested in languages when I found out I'm actually interested in them and also got the potential to be able to learn more of them. My native language is Hungarian and I've been studying foreign languages since I was 16 years old. That was the age when I could say I could fairly speak English. A year later I moved to Malaysia with my family for a year and a half. I learned Malay (the standard language plus a dialect, also education was only available in that language) and Indonesian there, I could speak those languages almost fluently, but since I don't use them daily anymore, I'm getting quite rusty on that field. Also, I improved my English significantly while living abroad. And although Dutch has always been favorite language since the age of 14, I didn't take any steps towards studying it until I was about 18. I can fairly speak Dutch, having no problems with understanding written Dutch, but I have problems with spoken Dutch and the syntax when I have to create complex sentences on my own. I began college when I turned 19 years old. I originally wanted to take the Tibetan minor course, but it didn't start, so I switched it to Japanese. The reason for this is that I wanted to become a linguist of East Asian languages. I studied both Tibetan and Japanese on my own before selecting the course, and I found Tibetan to be easier than Japanese, so I thought I'm going to build my 'carrier' starting with easier languages then go towards harder ones. So yeah... I currently study Japanese at college and Norwegian on my own. I wish to study languages as long as my mind is capable of doing so. And on the side, I can read and write Arabic and can speak the language to some extent. I had Arabic language in Malaysia in school.

As far as linguistic goes, I've been interested in language history for about a year now. I'm interested in knowing how a language evolved from its earliest form to the one that is spoken today - what features it has lost and what others it has gained. I'm also in love with sentence structure, noun declension and verb conjugation. I like seeing how these things are built up in different languages. However, I mostly study these subjects regarding Indo-European languages and Hungarian. Also, since unfortunately I'm not doing too well with Japanese at college, and I can't really decide if I still really want to be a linguist of East Asian languages, I might fully switch to Indo-European languages. I haven't really made up my mind regarding that, but it's for sure that I want to work in the field of linguistics. Also, I'm interested in applied linguistics.

Well, that's about me in a nutshell. :)

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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2015, 06:40:30 PM »
Welcome to the forum! I wouldn't worry about having to pick a specialization yet -- you've got plenty of time to explore!
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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2015, 10:33:07 PM »
Welcome. Just as one thought, there's a lot of interesting work to be done (and more and more material to do it with) for the Sino-Tibetan family from a historical perspective. Lots of options, but that's one of them.
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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2015, 12:57:08 PM »
I'm an old, experienced linguist--Ph.D. in lexical semantics (1973, Ohio State University).  I've dabbled in just about every aspect of linguistic theory.  My first job was as an assistant professor at Columbia University/Barnard College for 8 years.  I moved on to teach briefly at Hofstra University before joining The Boeing Company in 1987 to work as a computational linguist and AI researcher.  I'm retired today, but I still put in some hours at Boeing.

My primary interests these days are computational linguistics, phonology (see http://phonology.wordpress.com), and cognitive linguistic theory.

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Re: Introduction Thread
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2015, 07:20:16 AM »
Hello!
I study English, and am currently writing my BA thesis on perspectives on standard English, specifically the way outer circle Englishes are viewed by non-native English speakers. I'm looking forward to going through the threads for some interesting discussions!