allangtegek: photo of my shadow with camera (schaduwfotograaf)

Since I missed my last appointment with my therapist, this was the first time I'd seen her in about a month, and I am since doing pretty okay. I'm off my meds for the moment, because I'd run out of them last week and I'm still feeling, y'know, pretty okay. So we're trying that for a while. (I keep having dizzy spells though, gah.)

One tiny problem, though: next appointment is June 14, 3 o'clock. Timing fail! D:

I also have a new idea for my thesis, so I hope to flesh that out and contact my thesis supervisor soon. More when I have done so. :P

Ha. Crap.

Apr. 20th, 2009 02:52 pm
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (ireen triest)
Supposed to meet my thesis supervisor sometime in the near future. (Apparently so it won't get too long.)

Yeah... guess who hasn't done jack since her last meeting?
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (loesje: studeren)
So I have, apart from my thesis, four courses that will be finished/primarily graded with a final paper. Yes, I know, that pretty much sounds like my perfect nightmare. Well, two of those have set topics (if you were wondering, one is a conversational analysis of one of your own conversations, the other is a report on some stupid phonological experiment), so that leaves two plus my thesis to worry about, right?

Not so much! :D

My bachelor thesis will be on the apparent attitudes with regard to language policy and minority languages behind the dialogue between the Dutch government(s) and the Committees of Experts and Ministers regarding the implimentation of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Lanugages (no prepositions were harmed in making this sentence! I swear!), which sounds more complicated than it is because the less-complicated-sounding version is quite a bit longer. And it's a mouthful already!

For the History of Political Thinking About Gender, I want to do a comparison between the suffrage movements in the USA and the Netherlands (who were they, what kinds of arguments did they use, in which ways were they successful...). Something like that, anyway. I mentioned that in the second week of the semester and the teacher seemed enthusiastic!

And for Experiencing Difference I was thinking of more or less getting a grade out of my little identity crisis back there (look, I can mock myself). This is actually the slightly more disjointed and much more emotional version of something I'd already written for that class. So that would be on how third and fourth generation Indo kids construct their indenties, which is (to say the least!), something that currently fascinates me. No I didn't just call myself a kid you imagined that.

This I-know-what-I'll-write-about feeling is strange but not entirely unpleasant, hehe.

(I'm getting a bit worried, because I still don't have the final grade for that Computational Linguistics class. :X It's almost mid-March, dude! I'll talk to some of the others next week, see if he just fails in general or if something happened to my essay. Although you'd think I'd've gotten an email asking just what the hell had happened...?)
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (loesje: studeren)
Okay, now with less drama and more information: I just handed in the first (oh so rough) draft of my thesis proposal. I guess I'll hear how useful it is or isn't tomorrow, but as usual I hadn't really looked at anything until slightly after ten. I really need to stop doing that, I think.

As it stands (for ten more hours at least) is that I'll write about the dialogue between the Dutch government(s) and the Committee of Experts' evaluation of our implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and the Committee of Ministers recommendations regarding that same long phrase, and possibly on the way it's informed by the underlying attitudes with regard to language policy.

If that sounds like something I would never do, that's because I originally wanted to write about the attitudes of individual Europeans w.r.t. language policy. That got vetoed though, because apparently there's not a lot of clear communication between governments and citizens about it or language rights.

In other news, I just heard the Linguistics master's programme talk thingy is at the same time as my job interview. The scheduling conflicts are following me outside of uni! (I really need some information about the enrollment requirements because the deadline is the first of April and there are some documents you need to get to the administration people before then. Except, hah, I don't know exactly how and what...)