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Dhofari Arabic

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Supervisor’s meeting

Notes from Supervisory meeting 15.09.17 Topic Action Problem with Skype. Unfortunately, your voices were not recorded but these are the notes as I remember, prompted by my answers.   Fix Skype on my computer or find alternative. Data We discussed what data I have and what I might need.  The data comes from different students […]

New year – New Study Timetable

Although I have been back in Oman a few days now, so far I have just been unpacking the house; tracing down the things that were lost in storage; dealing with the stray cat problem; catching up with everyone and getting over a bad dose of stomach flu I picked up in Turkey. I have […]

The plan

Trying to plan to maximise my time : I think I will aim to write 2oo – 250 words a day – doesn’t seem too difficult in theory – let’s see how I go.  I’ll try to do it on top of the other stuff – like data analysis as my supervisor said I should […]

Hurray for me!

Finally confirmed – and it only took me 6.5 years – 3 universities and 11 supervisors!

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Did I ever mention that I hate systemic linguistics?

Writing from the edge but not for the edge

grrrr

Can’t work – so tired waiting for my super vegan powers to kick in. Husband on cooking strike because I am making him go on a diet. Not midnight yet but I am done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r_z7DUpjH8 But the exciting thing is that my Kindle is in Salalah so it made it through customs:  here’s hoping all […]

And only downhill from thereon in

How to write a confirmation paper from Salalah to Gloucester –  and back but really that didn’t help (cont) Step 2 Salalah to Muscat – 1.5 hour plane trip I always work in 1 hour blocks so I figured it was just the perfect amount of time to get a good start but I forgot about […]

How to write a confirmation paper from Salalah to Gloucester. 

Step 1: Get a good night sleep the night before. Ok so not such a great start