08 January 2011

The Academic Cabal

So I am currently attending the annual gathering of people from my field. This year, it happens to be in Pittsburgh, and I have been to this city quite a few times now, but still, this time is a rather interesting one.

It started Thursday and it will go on until tomorrow, Sunday. The very first day was the day in which the talk that bears my name went online, and so that was good. We got some very interesting questions, and my collaborator (who was the first author) provided some interesting answers. All in all, that event was a success.

I also met up again with a few friends, both personally and professionally. I caught up with old friends and had dinner with them, and discussed my work with other people who are also in my field.

I also saw some interesting work and not so interesting work. I am amazed at the diversity of the field of linguistics actually, some make it their whole career writing those weird trees on paper, positing structures and transformations that for me, do not have psychological reality. But that is just the inherent divide in the field, some are theoreticians, some are experimentalists. Obviously I belong to the second camp.

There were also some interesting workshops. I attended the panel on the job search process, and yes, it is a daunting task, but somehow I see it as a challenge.

So yeah, all in all it was a good experience. Tomorrow will be the last day, and it is time to get back to Buffalo. I have a new line in my CV, and hopefully there will be more. There's actually two abstracts that are currently in review with my name on it, so hopefully they get into the conferences that we applied for. Finally, two papers are also in the drafting boards: hopefully that gets to see the light of day as well.

(Dancing Andean Women, from my Cusco Series)


  1. Hay posibilidad de leer tus artículos?

  2. Kami,

    Hi! Send me an email (I have an address on the sidebar of this blog) and I can give you a link to my professional website, where I have a list of my publications for you to download.

  3. Thanks, you'll be receiving my email shortly :)