Author Archives: Amy

The unexpected…

Sometimes things do not go according to plan… For the past three days, I have been stuck in rural NSW after my car broke down on my way home. I am hundreds of kilometres from anyone I know, and really … Continue reading

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Rejections and Resubmissions

Well. That happened quickly. Two days after I submitted the journal article, it got an editor rejection… meaning that the editor of the journal decided that it didn’t fit with the journal and wouldn’t be sent to reviewers. Now, while … Continue reading

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Finishing that journal article

I am so very close to having that journal article ready for submission. I’m not entirely happy with it, but that means that I am more likely to not be too upset when it (inevitably) gets rejected. This week, I’ve … Continue reading

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Full Steam Ahead!

Hello 2017! I can hardly believe that it is already almost the end of January. Over the past few weeks, I have been working hard at getting everything together for a super productive year. Mostly because this is my 3rd … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Conferences

Last week I went to the two big linguistics conferences in Australia – the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, and the Australian Linguistics Society. They took place back to back this year, at Monash University in Melbourne. There were lots of … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by knowledge

One of the biggest problems that I have as a researcher is academic reading. As a kid, I was a voracious reader of fiction – especially sci-fi and fantasy – I would often read almost a novel a day. For … Continue reading

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The state of mind dilemma

How many times have you heard that doing a PhD is hard? That people end up depressed? That they quit because of isolation, mental health issues, life changes, or something else. That the PhD student is a tortured figure, working … Continue reading

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