It's that time again. Semester began today. There are all these students now, cluttering up the campus. Used to be so quiet.
So here are the courses:
Phonology - one of the last reqs
Historical Linguistics - language families, language change, evolutionary language
Intonational Typology - research to document previously undocumented language
Language Acquisition - Prof is Chomsky-ite; we are opponents; charge!
I did learn today that I seem to have turned a corner in my academic career. The classes today were all fine. I will learn a lot. But, well, they are just classes. I feel like it is time for me to be doing research. The last two are seminars and will be research-based, so that's nice. This isn't putting the classes down. They will be good classes. It's just time to be working.
Due to transportation issues, B went with me to my 7:30 class today. He wasn't the best co-teacher. Fortunately, all I had to do was tell them what Linguistics was, and then that they would get a new teacher. Actually, the Chair decided this afternoon to just cancel my section, since I don't have enough for the class to make. However, the registration system is so overloaded right now, I can't get in to get the email addresses to tell them.
I did see my office today, the one I get for being editorial assistant. It's killer for a GA. In fact, many faculty are in similar offices around me. The mere fact that I have an office to myself with a computer supplied is pretty stunning. Granted it is in the portables, but I ain't complaining.