Spent a blissful few days on the south coast with Nick, Penny, and the happiest dog Pepper. Plenty of beach walks and December ocean swims! Feeling refreshed and happy.
Another enormously successful field trip to Limol in the books. I learned so much, not just about the language, but about what it means to be kind, generous, and selfless, Ende qualities that abound in KT village. This picture is of me and "the boys" who make this crazy dictionary/grammar/corpus thing happen! Jeff, Joshua, Warama, Tonny, and Jerry far right. Couldn't do what I do without their hard work and awesome attitudes!
From the 25th to the 28th of May, I rode on the California Zephyr from Emeryville (San Francisco) to Washington, DC. I moved out of my Stanford apartment and brought my triathlon bike and two suitcases with me on the train! The first half of the trip through California, the Sierra-Nevadas, the deserts of Nevada, and Utah and the Rocky mountains in Colorado were incredibly beautiful. I stayed in the observation car the entire ride, where a pleasant narration and cheers of “Holy Smokes!” filled the air. The ride through Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois was greener than I expected, less diverse, but still beautiful.
Today, I received the wonderful news that my proposal to continue research on the phonology and morphology of the Ende verb was accepted by the Stanford Vice Provost for Education Diversity Dissertaiton Research Opportunity fund. This grant will support travel and equipment fees related to my dissertation.
I was honored to be invited to St. Mark's School for their Gray Colloquium on Sustainability and Citizenship. I led two workshops on Linguistic Diversity & Sustainability. We looked at the great diversity of languages around the world (slides/videos included below) and then played a fun game where half the students were native speakers of a given language, and the other half were linguists. The students had to find one another and elicit the assigned task, then present the results. They had fun!
Kate Lynn Lindsey