Monday, March 24, 2008


I'm trying to write a paper on language theorists. I've been rereading the same page, trying to summarize it and put it into my own words, for the last hour and I swear to God, it's like I'm reading a foreign language. It's not sinking in at all.

Maybe that's because I'm watching The Bachelor at the same time.

"...from the order of muscles that are required in terms of your articulatory mechanisms for making the sounds of language, to the orders of phoning sounds, order of morphemes, the particular units of ....OH NO SHE DIDN'T just have a meltdown in the middle of a Vegas casino!....the way in which they get combined and the constraints that work on how they can and cannot be combined, is abstract, and that it is, and by virtue of the abstractist argument for learning....why the HELL is she singing opera to him?!"

And yes, those are actual excerpts from the page I'm reading. You see my problem?


Anna said...

That sounds rough, man. Good luck with that ;)

Nik said...

Okay, uhhmm, if I had to read something that sounds as boring as was what you're reading, I'd get easily distracted by anything, really.

I hope you fought your way through it though. Good luck!