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Category: academia


most quoted re "academia": professors (8), Abe Solomon (4), other (4), Jonathan North Washington (3), spectie (3)

other categories found with "academia": gradschool (13), linguistics (12), sadness (10), wisdom (4), college (4)

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[link] heard: 2 April 2013
[edit] added: 2 April 2013

"The stupidity that goes on in the humanities is beyond words."

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[link] heard: 1 February 2013
[edit] added: 1 February 2013

JH: "Well, this was accepted to a major international conference, so it can't be useless."

RS: "Wrong."

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[link] heard: 1 February 2013
[edit] added: 2 February 2013

I feel like asking linguists to also be not-racist, not-clueless, and good prose stylists shouldn't be too much to ask. But apparently...

in response to "For example, some Arabic languages such as Farsi include a phonological contrast between the voiced velar stop /g/ and a voiced uvular stop /G/ that does not contrast with /g/ in English (Maddieson, 1984)."
academia, writing, racism, sadness, linguistics, insightfulness
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[link] heard: 25 January 2013
[edit] added: 25 January 2013

"If we put it in the carrier sentence first, we might have confounding variables—like thinking."

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[link] heard: 7 January 2013
[edit] added: 7 January 2013

Orgil: "...and I don't get as much of an Anthropology perspective from prof. Atwood and prof. Kara—my advisor, and the other great Mongolist in the—"

other student: "—world."

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[link] heard: 16 December 2012
[edit] added: 16 December 2012

(21:39:17) firespeaker: but it's worth seeing what the people who've spent time on this think

(21:39:23) spectie: aye

(21:39:25) firespeaker: "particles" is probably not the way to go

(21:39:41) spectie: "particle" stands for "defeat"

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[link] heard: 25 September 2012
[edit] added: 25 September 2012

CB: "Niko, are you straight on your paper?"

Niko: "Yeah. But that's the only thing I'm straight on."

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[link] heard: 7 August 2012
[edit] added: 7 August 2012

"But you're not getting [your abstract] done, you're having Washington-family faculty meeting."

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[link] heard: 3 March 2012
[edit] added: 3 March 2012

"It was framed within Marxist—... I was going to say ‘theology’—which I think I'll stick with."

giving his talk at the ACES conference
religion, mongolian, SSSR, anthropology, philosophy, academia
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[link] heard: 7 February 2012
[edit] added: 7 February 2012

"Now, you know what would make this sound African, is you put those pumpkin seeds in that basket thingy."

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[link] heard: 13 December 2011
[edit] added: 13 December 2011

(16:44:52) spectie: :((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

(16:45:00) spectie: ^-- this is my non-crazy turkologist deficit face

(16:45:08) spectie: it looks like my multiple-encoding file face

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[link] heard: 31 October 2011
[edit] added: 31 October 2011

(18:42:02) spectie: Flammie, did you get the abstract in on time ?

(18:43:42) Flammie: I did, though it was kindof short and wishywashy

(18:43:52) spectie: you should have seen mine and firespeaker's

(18:44:50) firespeaker: we didn't even read ours

(18:44:52) spectie: yeah

(18:45:11) firespeaker: and I think it just sounds like a bunch of disconnected facts about Kyrgyz morphology

(18:45:19) firespeaker: and phonology

(18:45:33) firespeaker: which is basically what talking to me sounds like I guess

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[link] heard: 13 January 2011
[edit] added: 16 January 2011

CB: "There's one rule about language comparison—"

Niko: "Don't trust a Russian?"

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[link] heard: 29 September 2009
[edit] added: 29 September 2009

(23:41:30) [redacted]: i have to present 30-40 min on "the status of your qualifying paper" for our qual paper workshop

(23:41:44) [anon]: the status of my QP is "ummmmmmmmm"

(23:41:51) [anon]: it's hard to hold that out for 30-40 min

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[link] heard: 20 September 2009
[edit] added: 20 September 2009

"Journal of Germanic Linguistics uses a modified LSA style that requires full first names instead of initials. I mean, there's apparently more than one Suzuki out there writing on Linguistics. If there's more than one Suzuki, think about names like Smith!"

John H.G. Scott
academia, badness, linguistics
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[link] heard: 29 September 2008
[edit] added: 29 September 2008

(22:50:20) Aaron B: i'm trying to right the wrongs committed to the world with my undergrad thesis

(22:50:32) Aaron B: by writing something that actually makes sense, on basically the same topic

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[link] heard: 14 September 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

"Have at least one other obsession than linguistics."

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[link] heard: 12 September 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

"You have to like what you do. There's really no other reason to study linguistics."

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[link] heard: 23 February 2008
[edit] added: 22 February 2008

(12:17:30) Michael: although crazy professors are pretty cool

(12:17:35) Michael: i think you'd make a pretty good crazy prof

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[link] heard: 22 December 2007
[edit] added: 22 December 2007

(20:44:48) Michael: man.. that'll suck when computational linguists have to start getting AI subjects approval

(20:45:21) Michael: "I didn't mean to unplug my computer!! honest!"

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[link] heard: 19 December 2007
[edit] added: 19 December 2007

(02:17:23) Aaron B: i wish i was the sky god

(02:17:32) Aaron B: i'd get tenure real fast

(02:17:45) Aaron B: "it says here on your CV that you're the Sky God?"

(02:17:49) Aaron B: "yeah, that's correct"

(02:17:53) Aaron B: BAM

(02:17:57) Aaron B: Tenure

Aaron's not even eligible for tenure, because he's a *grad student*
gradschool, academia, college, bad-ideas, religion, time-travel, stupidity
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[link] heard: 11 September 2006
[edit] added: 11 September 2006

21:00:07 [Aaron]: can i just skip from now 'til when i have tenure?

Aaron applies for gradschool
time-travel, omnipotence, school, gradschool, academia
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[link] heard: 4 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

"Maybe you should implement the medieval system, where if one of the grad students misbehaves, they whip one of the undergrads."

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