Dissertation: Help Me Out!

My experimental dissertation was approved! If you are from Southern England and able to get to central London with relative ease, I could use your help. An hour of your time clicking buttons and acting silly (in a private room) will get you: £10 a delicious beer or other refreshment as a thank you gift…

Accent Shift 2014-2014: April

Sorry for the lack of editing, and the lack of analysis. I haven’t posted an accent video in months due to a combination of being too busy, being too apathetic, and having a little bit of a crisis of faith in Linguistics. I’m posting this for your analysis, therefore. What accent do you hear? Do…

Accent Shift: January

Here’s the fourth installation of The Great Accent Shift project I’ve been working on since September. Recording and analysis were far too difficult over the Christmas period, but I’m back in 2014 with a list of words and a small bit of commentary on Labovian phonetics. I am in the middle of exam period, and…

Learning to Make

I want to be a maker. I want to learn to use my hands to make things of worth and use. I want to make beautiful things. Things that I am proud to call my own. I picked up crochet again as I felt powerless to change my circumstances and those of my students in…

2013

This was a year, if ever I had one. Holy cows, it’s been awesome. And challenging. And fulfilling. And worrying. And exhilarating. And confusing. I wanted to write a Year in Review, but it’s hard to pull it all together. Four continents, untold thousands of miles that I’m too lazy to add up, and major life…